Robin Sorenson

The birds are calling you! Oh, wait, it's just me, Robin! I don't have a trail name yet, but rest-assured as soon as I do, you will know about it! In college I fell in love with my major, Wildlife Sciences, and now I spend my outdoor time identifying birds, trees, plants, and well... pretty much everything else. Starting on April 20th, I will be starting a PCT NOBO attempt! Join me here as I come to terms with this crazy endeavor, experiment with making my own vegan trail meals, and prepare mentally and physically for the Pacific Crest Trail; not to mention my thoughts and experiences while I'm out there! I hope that reading my blog will show you that if I can do this, you can too! When in doubt, just listen to the little bird on your shoulder (me!). Happy hiking!

Posts

Caring For Tats, Dreads, And Piercings On The Trail

Caring For Tats, Dreads, And Piercings On The Trail

I'm sorry I've been a little AWOL. The last two weeks have been a little time  and energy consuming. It's been so cold here in Michigan that my

Jan 22, 2018 : Robin Sorenson
Hungry Hiker Fuel | My Meal And Nutrition Plan

Hungry Hiker Fuel | My Meal And Nutrition Plan

Food A few weeks back I wrote about how I go about finding and making my own vegan backpacking meals. That is all well and good, but what is a bunch

Jan 8, 2018 : Robin Sorenson
Pacific Crest Terrors

Pacific Crest Terrors

Assuaging the Fears So you've decided that you want to embark on the crazy journey to hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, 2,650 miles from Mexico to

Dec 29, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
Countdown to Campo | My PCT Prep Plan

Countdown to Campo | My PCT Prep Plan

It is official. I begin my 2018 PCT hike in exactly 3 months and 29 days (not that I'm counting or anything). In a third of a year I shall be

Dec 22, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
My Foray into DIY Trail Fodder

My Foray into DIY Trail Fodder

Ahhh, food... That obsessive four-letter word that all dream about whilst on the PCT. I've said it before, and now again; food is truly what hikers

Dec 15, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
Going Minimal: Preparing for the End

Going Minimal: Preparing for the End

I love having only the bare essentials. One of the aspects of hiking I most enjoy, and am greatly looking forward to, is the minimalism. I love

Dec 10, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
Motivation Problems: WHY I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Motivation Problems: WHY I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

I'm going to be honest. Lately, I've been feeling pretty blah about the PCT.      Usually, the trail is the first thing I think about when I wake

Dec 1, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
My 2018 PCT Gear!

My 2018 PCT Gear!

I shall become a hermit crab for six months. I will carry my home on my back and endlessly scuttle northward stopping only to eat, sleep, and

Nov 25, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
A Lesson in the Words ‘Cold’ and ‘Uphill’

A Lesson in the Words ‘Cold’ and ‘Uphill’

I had known it was supposed to get cold but that night. The ‘21’ that had displayed on the screen earlier in the day didn’t quite register until I

Nov 16, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
But first: Soup.

But first: Soup.

Let's get one thing straight. I love soup.      So as we count down towards April 20, my PCT start date, I have begun to contemplate my food. Food,

Nov 4, 2017 : Robin Sorenson