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Hi – I’m Ellie (Average Hiker)

I have hiked and backpacked most of my life, beginning long-distance hiking about 30 years ago and accumulating about 15,000 miles over the years.

Backpacking and hiking are fun and challenging, but getting started can be intimidating with all of the information available.

This website will provide you with “real world” insights and take you along on the journeys while also striving to provide useful information for your hikes and backpacking trips.

Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. Thanks!

PS – Several readers have asked why I never include pictures of myself in my blog posts. I saved them all for this page! 🙂