Amy

I'm known as Amy off the trail, and Tuff Broad on the trail. I hiked the PCT in 2016, and the AT in 2017. Hiking helps me take myself a little less seriously, makes me grateful for these legs of mine, and reminds me how much I like Cheetos. I could eat macaroni and cheese every day. If you'd like to read about what other foods I like, and the trails that I've hiked, you can read more at my personal blog http://www.cookingscraps.com.

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Gear Review: Osprey Lumina 60L

Gear Review: Osprey Lumina 60L

45L volume, and the men's Ariel 65, and that was the right bag for me for that hike. I've paired down my gear since then, and when I had hiked the

Mar 25, 2018 : Amy
2018 PCT Info Part II: Keeping Yourself and the PCT Healthy

2018 PCT Info Part II: Keeping Yourself and the PCT Healthy

This is Part II of our 2018 PCT Guide. Read Part I PCTA’s website has a very informative section for you and your point person at home regarding

Feb 2, 2018 : Amy
2018 PCT Info Part I: Permits, Closures, Sections, and More

2018 PCT Info Part I: Permits, Closures, Sections, and More

If you’re attempting a section hike or thru-hike of the PCT this year, you probably have some questions. Do I need a permit? How do I walk into

Jan 27, 2018 : Amy
Gear Review: Sierra Designs’ Cloud 20ºF Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Sierra Designs’ Cloud 20ºF Sleeping Bag

online and will start shipping January 3rd. Pre-order this bag here Disclosure: this product was donated for the purpose of this

Dec 30, 2017 : Amy
Isle Royale National Park: Choose Your Own Adventure

Isle Royale National Park: Choose Your Own Adventure

Hiking Isle Royale: What You Need to Know Isle Royale National Park is a narrow 45-mile-long island in Lake Superior Trail Type: Up to you!

Dec 5, 2017 : Amy
Fight Less, Hike Happy: Dealing With Hiking Partner Conflict

Fight Less, Hike Happy: Dealing With Hiking Partner Conflict

Arguing. All couples do it, fewer admit it, and even fewer like to talk about it. My partner Bear Sweatz and I tend to have healthy arguments off the

Nov 12, 2017 : Amy
2018 PCT Permit Registration Opens November 1st

2018 PCT Permit Registration Opens November 1st

Planning to hike more than 500 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018? Then you'll need to register for a Long-Distance Permit page to familiarize

Sep 25, 2017 : Amy
Give Yourself a Break: Planning Rest Days on Your Thru-hike

Give Yourself a Break: Planning Rest Days on Your Thru-hike

My first thru-hike was a NOBO attempt of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016. I had planned for what I thought was everything—except for taking rest

Aug 8, 2017 : Amy