I have worked as a writer, editor and communications manager for a diverse set of companies, including book publishers, nonprofits and law firms. My writing has appeared in multiple outdoor publications, including noted thru-hiking website The Trek and popular outdoor podcast Dirtbag Diaries.
My writing has also been featured in Alaska themed books and calendars.
The Best Time of Year to Hike These 23 Popular Long Trails
Choosing when to start a trail can make or break your thru-hike. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you on the best time to start a hike on 23 popular long-distance trails around the world.
Keep Your Feet on the Gas: How to Resupply (And Eat) Like a Champ on a Thru Hike, part 3
Not surprisingly, food plays a dominant role in any adventure! Depending on where you’re going, it may not always be a straightforward process to make sure you can consume it. Food is one of the most challenging things to plan, especially if you’re particular about what you eat. What works for one person will not work for another. Luckily there’s a variety of different strategies that will make sure you don’t go hungry. In Part Three of Eloise’s Resupply Series, she explains how to make sure all the hard work you’ve done on the front end shows up where you need it to on trail.
Keep Your Feet on the Gas: How to Resupply (And Eat) Like a Champ on a Thru Hike, part 2
There is an overwhelming number of food options for backcountry adventures. From dehydrated meals to gourmet eggs and bacon, there’s something for everyone. How do you know what will work for you? Your strategy will vary depending on the type of trip you’re on.
Six Triple Crown Spots to Visit If You Can’t Thru-hike This Year
Hopefully, this article will either help you choose a section, or will spark some daydreams about when it’s finally time to thru-hike. You should be able to visit all of these spots without needing to resupply in town. There are also suggestions on how to shuttle or out and back, so you can avoid hitchhiking.
Keep Your Feet on the Gas: How to Resupply Like a Champ on a Thru Hike, part 1
Tell anyone you hike long distances, and one of the first questions they’ll ask you is about food. What do you eat? How do you carry all of your food for five months? (Spoiler alert, you don’t.) Luckily there’s a variety of different strategies that will make sure you don’t go hungry.
A Quick Pitch for Safety on the Continental Divide Trail
I was halfway through the hike when that storm struck. I’d already tried to quit a few times, but the trail had drawn me back. Even on town days, safe and warm in a hostel, I felt its pull. I’d have to walk all the way to Canada to leave the trail. I just had to hope that I’d survive it.
Dirtbag Diaries Podcast
The canoe wasn’t much to look at. She used to be a rental. Her hull was covered in scratches, some poorly disguised with white paint. Her yoke was rotting, water seeping under the old varnish so it bubbled up and flaked. The seats creaked and flexed alarmingly. But she was beautiful to me.
12 Time-Saving Tips So You Can Hike More Miles
There comes a time in every thru-hike where you have to hike a high mileage day. These tips will help you find more time in your day to hike.
Is an AT Winter Thru-Hike Right For You?
Are you planning an AT thru-hike for next year and wondering if you should start early? A winter start is hard, cold, and not right for everyone. But it’s also incredibly rewarding, and allows you to hike NOBO and still miss the crowds.
Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking the Triple Crown
I hiked the Triple Crown in two years and two months, starting with the PCT, CDT and then the AT. Here’s what I wish I’d known before I started.
Which Triple Crown Trail is Right For You?
At almost 8,000 miles, the Triple Crown trails of the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail are some of the best hiking in the world. No matter which trail you choose to hike, it will change your life.
A Ferociuous Fear of Finishing Famished
Do you know how much twelve days of food weighs? I don’t. I stubbornly refused to find out, my pack bulging at the seams with every last calorie I could cram into it. I figured if I didn’t know how heavy it was, it would feel lighter. But now, staring at my towering pack in a Jasper, Alberta, Canada hostel room, I wasn’t even sure if I could lift it, never mind hike over 350 kilometers with it on my back.
5 Things You Should Know Before Hiking the Great Divide Trail
Is the Great Divide Trail on your thru-hike bucket list yet? If not, it’s time to add this stunning, 680-mile Canadian hike.
Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Hiker who Already Has Everything
This article has plenty of gift suggestions that don’t weigh an ounce, can be bought last minute, and will be appreciated by any hiker.
Gear Suggestions for an Appalachian Trail Winter Thru HIke
If you have your sights set on a thru-hike, section hike, or even just an overnight on the AT this winter, this article will help you figure out what to bring.
Five Tips to Help You Choose a Perfect Campsite Every Time
These tips will help you choose the perfect camp spot, no matter what type of shelter you use or what the weather is doing.
How to Lose Base Weight Without Replacing Your Big Three
If you’re not ready to replace your tent, sleeping bag and backpack don’t worry! There’s still plenty you can do to reduce your base weight.
Why $20 Frogg Toggs Are the Ideal Rain Gear for a Thru-Hike
Outside of your tent and sleep system, rain gear can be one of the most expensive items to purchase for a thru-hike. Prices range from $100 to over $400 for a jacket alone, with most ultralight options finding a sweet spot between $150 and $200. So, can a $20 rain jacket really measure up to pricier options?