Alexandria Cremer

Hi. My name is Alexandria, trail name Soulshine. I hiked over 1,750 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017. I'm the one on trail who brings far too much first aide gear, eats produce almost every day yet ALWAYS has bags of sugar-y candy. Being out in the wilderness for over five months changed my life in the most positive ways, and I'm yearning to find ways to bring that positivity into society. Let's connect!

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Gear Review: JetBoil MicroMo Backpacking Stove

Gear Review: JetBoil MicroMo Backpacking Stove

JetBoil has been honing in on the best backpacking stoves for years. Weighing in at 12 ounces, it's hard to find a lighter, durable, and more

Dec 16, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Gear Review: MSR DynaLock Explore Backcountry Poles

Gear Review: MSR DynaLock Explore Backcountry Poles

The MSR Explore DynaLock Backcountry Trekking Poles have tension locks that are three-section adjustable, made of full aluminum, and have comfortable

Dec 16, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Gear Review: NEMO Riff 15 Women’s Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: NEMO Riff 15 Women’s Sleeping Bag

NEMO's newest sleeping bag is the Riff Down Sleeping Bag. This bag is designed with side sleepers in mind, because it has more room around the elbows

Dec 16, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Things 2020 PCT Hikers Should Know II: Section Breakdown and Trail Resources

Things 2020 PCT Hikers Should Know II: Section Breakdown and Trail Resources

In the first section of "Things 2020 PCT Hikers Should Know" we broke down the basics about gear, permits, and terminus navigation. But believe it or

Dec 12, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
What 2020 PCT Hikers Need to Know I: Gear, Permits, and Getting to the Terminus

What 2020 PCT Hikers Need to Know I: Gear, Permits, and Getting to the Terminus

Being a 2020 PCT hiker means you're going to have to do some research. There are plenty of questions you'll spend hours thinking about before you

Dec 9, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Food Review: Nomad Nutrition

Food Review: Nomad Nutrition

A nutritious diet isn’t something a lot of first time thru-hikers focus on. Being exhausted from logging 20+ mile days can lead to binge eating

May 31, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Gear Review: Sierra Designs High Route One-Person Tent

Gear Review: Sierra Designs High Route One-Person Tent

The Sierra Designs High Route 1 FL is the first non-freestanding tent I have ever used. Because of this I was pretty nervous to see how it’d turn

May 30, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
PCT Lodging Highlights: Hostels, Motels, Campgrounds, and Trail Angels

PCT Lodging Highlights: Hostels, Motels, Campgrounds, and Trail Angels

Yes, you will be spending most of your nights outside during a PCT thru-hike. But when you cross into a town, it's common to want a warm bed to sleep

Mar 27, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Fifth Annual Appalachian Trail Flip-Flop Festival Scheduled for April 27-28

Fifth Annual Appalachian Trail Flip-Flop Festival Scheduled for April 27-28

The 5th annual Flip Flop Festival will once again see Appalachian Trail thru-hiker hopefuls off as they begin their hike across the Appalachian

Mar 21, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
36 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following This Year

36 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following This Year

Each year, dozens of The Trek’s beloved bloggers and vloggers hit the Appalachian Trail and, in addition to their prolific prose, also capture their 

Mar 14, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer