2021 Trail Team

Check out our trail team members on our Instagram profile and podcast – and click the links in each hiker’s profile to follow along via their personal channels!

CAROL COYNE "CHEER"
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL

Carol Coyne or “Cheer” hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019 and now has her sights set on the Continental Divide Trail. Her goal in the next three years is to Triple Crown…and she’s planning to LASH her way to it! Cheer will be updating us on our Podcast and Vlog.

                     

CHRISTINE KONEN "APOCALYPSE"
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

Apocalypse or Christine Konen is a ceramicist who is setting out on her first long distance hike this year – the Pacific Crest Trail! She will be gaining inspiration from nature while hiking and will also be updating us periodically on the THRU-r Blog.

             

COURTNEY KING "CINDERELLA"
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

Courtney King or “Cinderella” – as she’s known on trail – is a recent Ecology graduate (she casually just was awarded her masters degree) and is now taking on the Pacific Crest Trail. Cinderella will be giving us Podcast updates as she hikes north, and may be throwing in some information about the plant and wildlife she sees along the way. 

            

GARRETT HUDSON "PUFFY"
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

Garrett Hudson or “Puffy The Trail Slayer” is an experienced Appalachian Trail hiker and is now taking on the Pacific Crest Trail. He’s from Alabama and is excited to hike on the West Coast for the first time. Puffy will be keeping us updated mostly on our Blog and Vlog.

                   

HARRISON PELTIER "SHOOTER"
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

Harrison/Kyle Peltier or “Shooter” is a young poet and writer from Montana and Florida – and is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this year. His first thru-hike! As Shooter treks north, he will be giving us updates via the THRU-r Podcast.

              

J.C. VAN ETTEN "CATMANDO"
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

J.C. Van Etten or “Catmando” is an experienced Appalachian Trail hiker who is now taking on the Pacific Crest Trail (SOBO!). He’s starting his journey in July and will be updating the community via our Blog and Podcast during his hike south.

               

KEITH CAIN "BOONIE"
CONTINENTAL CREST TRAIL

Keith Cain or “BOONIE” hiked the Pacific Crest Trail In 2020, and is taking on the Continental Divide Trail in 2021! He plans to complete his Triple Crown by hiking the Florida Trail and Appalachian Trail in 2022. BOONIE will be making appearances on our Vlog and Podcast as he hikes north.

                 

MACKENZIE HUSSMAN "ARTEMIS"
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

Mackenzie Hussman or “Artemis” is a first time thru-hiker who has her sights set on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2021. She is from Los Angeles (not too far from the PCT!) and will be updating us via our Podcast during her trek.

                

NIKKI HUGHES "LITE BRITE"
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

“Bring it baby, let’s go!” Nikki Hughes or “Lite Brite” is taking on the Pacific Crest Trail as her first long-distance hike –  and is pumped for the adventure. She is from New York and is a Reiki master teacher and a yoga instructor! Lite Brite will be updating us via the THRU-r Podcast as she hikes on.

                

PATRICK DEIVERNOIS "WHOLE FOODS"
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

Patrick Deivernois or “Whole Foods” is an experienced Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and is now hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. He’s probably the best dressed guy on trail because he prefers a cool kilt setup! Whole Foods will be updating us on our YouTube channel along his journey.

                

PERRINE RAMBEAU "PAIN PERDU"
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

Perrine Rambeau or “Pain Perdu” is living her dream as a first time thru-hiker along with her husband Nate in 2021. She is from France and met her husband and adventure partner while backpacking in New Zealand! Pain Perdu will be updating us via the THRU-r Podcast and YouTube channel as she and Nate trek on. 

                 

RICK POSADA "BONUS TIME"
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

Rick Posada or “Bonus Time” is a long distance runner and Marine Corps veteran from Texas – who is taking on the Pacific Crest Trail as his first long distance hike! As he makes his way north, he will be updating us via our Vlog.

                

SHANNON QUADRES "HOT MESS
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

Shannon Quadres or “Hot Mess” is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2021 and is raising mental health awareness while doing so.

She is a first time long distance hiker from Texas and (more specifically) is hiking in support of the HIKE For Mental Health organization. Hot Mess will be updating us via the Podcast as she hikes on.

               

SOLAL HOHN
WORLD TOUR

Solal Hohn is from France and is doing something a little different: A round-the-world trip (mostly on foot) along all non-polar continents! On occasions when he can’t travel by foot, he will be biking or volunteering as a crewman to travel by boat. Solal will be updating us on our Blog as he makes progress during his global adventure. 

              

THE BENNETT FAMILY "KIDS OUT WILD"
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL

The Bennett Family known as “Kids Out Wild” are going for their Triple Crown and are tackling the Continental Divide Trail in 2021. They are also hiking for a cause – Lifting Hands International which offers humanitarian efforts to refugee families in need. As they hike north, Kids Out Wild will be giving us updates on our Blog.

                  

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