We're Melony and Travis LaCoss. Better known to our readers as Stretch and RamboJuice, hikertrash bloggers, photographers, and all-around dirtbags.
A few years ago, we took a giant leap away from our conventional lifestyle to backpack in the United States. After spending 5 months on the Pacific Crest Trail, we started our blog Hikerlore to share stories and provide useful information to backpackers, hikers, and outdoor travelers.
We plan to thru-hike all 11 of our National Scenic Trails and visit all 59 National Parks (along with other cool state parks and monuments). During that time, we'll write articles about our experiences and share photographs. Some of our posts will be narrative in nature, others will review backpacking gear and offer advice to hikers. Below is a list of the trails we plan to hike. Recently, we bought an old service van that we're converting into a sweet travel van. Our blog will cover this transformative adventure as well!
- Appalachian Trail (Completed 2018)
- Arizona Trail
- Continental Divide Trail
- Florida National Scenic Trail (Completed 2019)
- Ice Age Trail
- Natchez Trace Trail
- New England Trail
- North Country Trail
- Pacific Crest Trail (1,400 miles 2017)
- Pacific Northwest Trail
- Potomac National Heritage Trail
Your patronage will allow us to continue to write useful articles about our scenic trails, national parks, and other outdoor travel experiences. With your help, we hope to launch a guidebook series, educational videos, and a podcast to accompany the blog. It is because of your contribution that we will be able to continue to discover and give you the skinny on the cool places in outdoor adventure.
Please consider what our content means to you. Even the smallest contribution means that we can continue to produce for our readers.
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Our Vision & Mission
To inspire our readers to improve their quality of life through outdoor travel by providing fun stories, and useful insight and experience.
Quality: Excellence in our work
Passion: Strong, positive emotion for what we do
Integrity: Moral uprightness in our work
Respect: Admiration for others' abilities and efforts
Community: Feeling and cultivating fellowship with others
Courage: Ability to face fears in order to grow
Outdoor enthusiasts and any person looking to improve their quality of life through outdoor travel experiences.
We are committed to providing inspiring and useful content to our readers.