Preparing for a thru-hike: one-on-one coaching


Are you preparing for your first thru-hike? Do you have a million questions about gear, training, or the trail itself that you haven’t been able to answer with the google? Would you like some one-on-one coaching via skype?

Skype coaching is by no means a necessity in planning a successful thru-hike. There is a plethora of information available online and in forums, for free. But it can be a nice luxury, and if the luxury of one-on-one coaching is what you’re looking for, then consider my chill one-hour sessions.

My qualifications: I’ve hiked 9,000 miles in the last four years, on both triple-crown trails (Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail) and some of the most difficult cross-country routes in the world (Hayduke, Lowest to Highest Route, Wind River High Route). (Daily blog posts from each of these trails can be found in the menu at the top of this blog.) I’ve hiked both solo and with others. I’m a queer woman, which gives me a perspective that might be useful to other women and queer people. I have strong opinions on gear.

My rate is $50/hr. To choose this rate I googled “how much does skype coaching cost” and then set my rate $20 lower per hour than the lowest life-coaching rate I found. This rate is also informed by the fact that one-on-one coaching for thru-hike prep is an absolute luxury, and there’s tons of information available for free, should you not have the dollars for coaching. Still, I’d like to acknowledge here that capitalism is weird! That being said, I look forward to helping you navigate all the tough unknowns of a five-month hike. If you’d like to schedule a session, email me at


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