HIKING & BACKPACKING

Hiking can take us deep into nature, our own mind, relaxation, or a challenging adventure. Whatever you seek on the trail, I hope the extensive information on this website — the result of thousands of trail miles and countless nights under the stars — helps you find it.

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GEAR

TRAILS

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SKILLS

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ARIZONA TRAIL

COLORADO TRAIL

JOHN MUIR TRAIL

TAHOE RIM TRAIL

BACKPACKING TRAILS

DAY HIKES

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INTERNATIONAL HIKES

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Hi there, I’m Alissa. Since falling in love with the great outdoors I’ve had the pleasure of walking the Arizona Trail, Colorado Trail, John Muir Trail, Tahoe Rim Trail, and countless shorter amazing trails throughout the US and abroad. I love solitude, big views, and a good lightweight gear setup.

I love spending nights under the stars, but a good day hike is satisfying too. I never hesitate to hike solo but also enjoy company. I don’t always know what I’m doing – I just figure it out as I go! My other favorite ways of exploring are adventure travel and bikepacking. You can read more about me here.

BACKPACKING Basics

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LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING

Outdoor skills

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Food

Day hiking

THRU HIKING

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sTRENGTH & mOBILITY

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