Madi Landrum

Have you ever had a skunk try to cuddle with you at three a.m. or had a mountain goat try to eat your backpack while out camping? That's how my backpacking trips always seem to go, and that's why I'm a plant person. I'm Madi, and weird stuff tends to happen to me. My partner and I just finished hiking the AT NoBo and decided, what the heck, why not go do the PCT SoBo? So here I am, an environmental biologist and writer, meeting mountain goats and marmots, and loving every minute of it.

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The Flip: Avoiding Fire and Ice

The Flip: Avoiding Fire and Ice

The Bad Pennies (Smash, Sweettooth, PB, and me, so named for our habit of turning up a second time) were flying. Oregon was almost over and the smoke

Nov 24, 2018 : Madi Landrum
Oregon, Drought, and Night Hiking with Wolves

Oregon, Drought, and Night Hiking with Wolves

We grabbed some more milkshakes (24 ounces each), spilled one all down the front of my hiking dress (again), and made for the climb out of Cascade

Oct 29, 2018 : Madi Landrum
A Merging of Tramilies at Trail Days

A Merging of Tramilies at Trail Days

I didn't think crossing the Bridge of the Gods would have as big of an impact as it did. It's just another part of the trail, right? Nope. Crossing

Oct 16, 2018 : Madi Landrum
Outrunning Wildfires and Strange Encounters

Outrunning Wildfires and Strange Encounters

The trail caught fire again, but this time it was bigger. On our way out of White Pass, lightning struck yet again, and we were rerouted around the

Oct 2, 2018 : Madi Landrum
Magic in the Mountains, and Betrayal in Town

Magic in the Mountains, and Betrayal in Town

Well, we made it through Stevens Pass before the fire got too bad. Hiking through ski resorts is very strange, and this is the type of area where I

Sep 11, 2018 : Madi Landrum
Perks and Pitfalls of the Trail Through Washington

Perks and Pitfalls of the Trail Through Washington

Ah, the beauty of Washington. Turquoise ponds filled with snow melt, blooming flowers, fields of snow, marmots crying out warnings to their

Aug 25, 2018 : Madi Landrum
Welcome to the Wild West: Beginning the Pacific Crest Trail

Welcome to the Wild West: Beginning the Pacific Crest Trail

“I think this log opens,” Peanut Butter said, tugging at the fallen log near the monument straddling the US and Canada. “I can see why they’re

Aug 8, 2018 : Madi Landrum