My name is Sydnee. I was once voted "Most Likely to Survive the Apocalypse". I am a PCT 2018 hopeful.
I thought I’d have all the time in the world out here to think about things I felt needed to be thought about. I thought, mistakenly, that I might
An actual conversation I had with my mother tonight went something like this: Mom: Are you going to be sleeping in the trees? Me: You mean, like,
It’s only November. And if you’re anything like me, your mind is already in April. My mind is in Campo, California. I’m planning a resupply
For the majority of thru-hikers, accumulating the gear needed for a PCT thru-hike is the most costly expense (between food, travel, gear, and town).
Early Bird Gets the Gear If you're an avid backpacker, chances are you know about the REI garage sale. If you don't have one near you, I'm terribly
Stepping into the world of ultralight backpacking is scary and judgmental and... expensive. It's intimidating. It can make one feel like failure is
There's pride in being hikertrash Yes, smelling like nothing you've ever smelt before is something for which to feel truly accomplished on the
Introduction When I was fifteen years old, I told my mom that on my sixteenth birthday, I would set out on a hike out west. I'd trust strangers,