Then she embarked in the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), running from the Mexican border in southern California to the border with Canada in Washington State for a total of 2650 miles.
She finally did the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), which runs for 3100 miles from the border with Mexico in New Mexico to the border with Canada in Montana.
Completing all three earned her the thru-hiker triple crown. For many of us that may never be able to do this type of hiking, it has earned her our gratitude and love for her dedication and hard work, not just to hike that many miles (about 8000 trail miles), but to record it and offer her experiences for free so that we can all enjoy the journey and destinations. Along the way she brings amazing photography and video, humorous and interesting commentary, and a warm reflection on the nature of humans, on having and achieving goals, on being scared and being mesmerized … in short, reflections on the beauty of being alive and doing what you love to do.
Dixie's playlist on her AT thru-hike in 2015
Dixie's playlist on her AT thru-hike Tips & Tricks
And the triple-crown CDT playlist in 2018
Spoiler alert: from time to time you will get some amazing drone views.
Go hike with Dixie; you will not regret it.
I had the fortune of hiking a tiny bit of the AT in 2016:
|Appalachian Trail - Starting group near the trail head, Salem, VA, on the way to McAfee Knob|
|Appalachian Trail - With My Kids, McAfee Knob|
|Appalachian Trail - McAfee Knob|