Samantha Olthof

You can call me Samwise (or Sam). I attempted to thru-hike the PCT in 2017, but it turned into more of a LASH (long-ass section hike). I've done the desert and Oregon, and am planning to get back as soon as possible to wrap up the rest of the trail. I am a proud Canadian, and I revel in living in the woods with my partner and puppy. You can check out more of my writing and gratuitous puppy pics at https://jubilant.blog

Posts

How to Achieve a Five-Star Pee

How to Achieve a Five-Star Pee

As anyone who has spent significant time on a thru-hiking trail should know, one of the most common conversation topics is about your bowel

Jun 28, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
Considerations Before Taking Your Dog on Your Thru-Hike

Considerations Before Taking Your Dog on Your Thru-Hike

There tends to be a pretty negative reaction when people ask about bringing their dog on a thru-hike. It’s not necessarily that dogs are incapable of

Jun 20, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
Teaching Your Puppy the Joy of Hiking: Training Basics

Teaching Your Puppy the Joy of Hiking: Training Basics

You’ve done it. You’ve finally done it. After years of dreaming, you finally made the decision to take the plunge and bring home your own little

Jun 7, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
Escape the Crowds: Three Incredible Canadian Trails You Can Thru-Hike

Escape the Crowds: Three Incredible Canadian Trails You Can Thru-Hike

Over the past decade, the number of people hiking long-distance trails in the U.S. has surged. Between 2013 and 2017, the number of PCT permits

May 21, 2018 : Samantha Olthof