My PCT Gear & All the Swaps Along the Way


It’s late April 2020. I was either supposed to start the Continental Divide Trail early May, or be knee deep in my prep for a long traverse through Norway. Instead, I’ve found myself awkwardly living in an AirBnb while the owner is stuck in Australia, with no imminent hikes in sight. I’m growing a little … Continue reading My PCT Gear & All the Swaps Along the Way

Getting The B-2 Visa To Hike The Pacific Crest Trail


Permit season is over! And what’s next besides getting all the gear sorted? Insurance, plane tickets, your resupply strategy and oh yeah, for all of us overseas hikers that little piece of paper that allows you into the country. I figured I’d add a practical post to this blog roll – how to get the … Continue reading Getting The B-2 Visa To Hike The Pacific Crest Trail

Te Araroa : Cosmo’s Gear Advice for the First Time Thru-Hiker


Are you preparing for your first thru-hike and find yourself completely overwhelmed by all the gear lists, technical terms and lightweight or ultralight musings? Like when you read other hiker’s blogs and they talk about their trail runners getting soaked while walking through wet grass and you just think: ‘What in the world are trail runners? Aren’t hiking shoes waterproof?’ If that’s you, then this blog post is for you.