Welcome to Bane of the Trail!
‘Bane’ is a trail name that I received on the Pacific Crest Trail while wearing an N-95 mask (think Batman villains, or if you’re stuck on wondering what a trail name or LASHing is, check out the FAQ). I also answer to Krista, Pockets, No. 6 and the occasional ‘hey you’ from an angry-looking stranger who manages to make eye contact.
Bane of the Trail houses the journals from my hikes, which include the Arizona Trail, Heysen Trail, three-quarters of the PCT and a collection of shorter trails too numerous to list. My 2020 long-distance hiking plans were foiled by COVID-19, so I’m dabbling in the new activity of packrafting. I don’t like water, but that’s okay, right?