Owen Eigenbrot

Above all, Owen loves burritos. They are the reason he wakes, the reason he hikes. His hunger drove him the length of the PCT in 2015, the CDT in 2019, and scatters him to wild places worldwide. An engineer sometimes and hiker trash always, he lives to experience, understand, and help the Earth. www.hikefordays.com

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Zpacks Plex Solo Ultralight Tent Review

Zpacks Plex Solo Ultralight Tent Review

I’ll get right to it.  The Plex Solo is a brand new trekking pole tent released by the storied DCFmongers at Zpacks.  The name gives little away

Jan 13, 2022 : Owen Eigenbrot
Arc’teryx Aerios 45 Backpack Review

Arc’teryx Aerios 45 Backpack Review

The Arc'teryx Aerios 45 shakes things up in the world of lightweight, multi-day backpacks. Comfort and efficiency reign supreme.

Oct 21, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Enlightened Equipment Enigma APEX Quilt Review

Enlightened Equipment Enigma APEX Quilt Review

The Enigma APEX takes a classic design and pairs it with synthetic insulation. The result is a lightweight quilt, ready to handle any weather.

Oct 4, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Platypus Quickdraw Water Filter Review

Platypus Quickdraw Water Filter Review

The Platypus Quickdraw is the latest addition to the squeeze filter category. With carefully thought out features, it's also one of the best.

Sep 23, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
9 Things I Learned While Working At REI During A Pandemic

9 Things I Learned While Working At REI During A Pandemic

It's a strange time to be alive, and a strange time to work retail. Here's what a I've learned while working at REI during a pandemic.

Aug 23, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
The Triple-Crown Everyone Should Be Talking About: Thru-hiking In A Warming Climate

The Triple-Crown Everyone Should Be Talking About: Thru-hiking In A Warming Climate

Human caused climate change is changing our planet. How will this affect our trails and what can we do to stop it?

Aug 22, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Caldor Fire Closes More of the PCT Near Lake Tahoe in California

Caldor Fire Closes More of the PCT Near Lake Tahoe in California

The rapidly burning Caldor Fire has forced the US Forest Service to close El Dorado National Forest, including over 50 miles of the PCT around Lake Tahoe.

Aug 19, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
9 Simple Word Games to Spice Up Your Next Backpacking Trip

9 Simple Word Games to Spice Up Your Next Backpacking Trip

When the miles start to drag, what do you do to pass the time? Check out these word games to help get you through those afternoon blues.

Aug 18, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Former University Professor Held on Suspicion of Arson Near PCT

Former University Professor Held on Suspicion of Arson Near PCT

47-year old man is being held on suspicion of starting numerous fires in California, including three near the massive Dixie Fire and PCT.

Aug 13, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Are Solar Panels Worth It For Backpacking?

Are Solar Panels Worth It For Backpacking?

As reliance on personal electronic devices increases in the backcountry, so does our need for portable power. Are solar panels the answer?

Aug 12, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot