Alison and Matt began their backpacking lives in Chile with a thru-hike of the “W” in Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park. Since then, their backpacking and trekking adventures have included Mount Fitz Roy in Argentina, the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the summits of Meru and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the Laugavegur Trail in Iceland, the Himalayas in northern India, the Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier, and the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash ranges of Peru. In 2016, they completed the 210-mile John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada of California and New Zealand’s Routeburn, Kepler, and Rakiura Tracks. While not on the road, Matt and Alison reside in Chicago, Illinois.
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