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Hi - I'm Ellie

When not working, you will probably find me hiking or backpacking.  This website is a collection of what I've learned over the years.

On these pages you will find backpacking trips I've taken, and hopefully follow along as I continue to seek out new trails to explore.

You can find my most recent Blog posts (here).

Along with my Trips, I've included content on Gear, Food, Clothing, Reviews and other information... (more)


Popular Posts

Arizona Trail Food Resupply

The AZT had some longer food carries, and I decided to cook on this hike.  This detailed resupply plan outlines the towns and mileage.

Arizona Trail Planning

This AZT plan provides the resources I used to plan my hike.  This includes town information, shuttles, resupply information, etc.

Backpacking Electronics & Gadgets

Electronics is always a topic of much discussion.  I have dialed in what I use over the years.

Gear Reviews

Voormi River Run Hoodie

The River Run Hoodie is a great layer for three season hiking.  The comfortable fit, with no scratchiness, make it very comfortable.

Kula Cloth

I used the Kula Cloth on my last AZT hike,  and was quite happy with it's performance.  It is the piece of gear I never knew I needed.

HOKA Challenger ATR 5

Women's HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR 5 trail runners have changed long distance hiking for me.

Trail Journals & Trip Reports

Continental Divide Trail - 2009

The Continental Divide Trail was brutal, and tested all my skills and abilities, but this hike was definitely my favorite.

Colorado Trail - Denver to Leadville - 2019

The ten days from Denver, CO to Leadville, CO, on the Colorado Trail, was some of the most beautiful hiking I've done to date.

Appalachian Trail - ME to NJ - 2013

My 800 mile Fall SOBO hike on the Appalachian Trail from Mt. Katahdin to Highpoint State Park in New Jersey was absolutely gorgeous!

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