What is Tandem Trekking?

My name is Lindsey.  My husbands name is Kyle.  Together we make up Tandem Trekking.  I do the writing, he takes the pictures.

Kyle and I thruhiked the Appalachian Trail in 2013.  Tandem Trekking began as a way to share those stories.  After finishing the Appalachian Trail we moved back out west to Seattle and discovered mountaineering. For a couple of years we lived the life of the weekend warrior, bagged a lot of peaks, and backpacked whenever we could. Then in 2016 we quit our jobs again to thruhike the Pacific Crest Trail. We crossed into Canada on September 20th, 2016, checking another thruhike off our list. Now we are back in Seattle, climbing mountains, rafting river, and hiking trails. We welcome you to live vicariously through our blog posts, photographs, videos and podcasts.

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Here is a picture of me holding a sign that says Tandem Trekking and looking dramatic. Got it?

How did you two meet?

Our Story: Kyle and I met in 2011 at the Phoenix Airport (romantic, I know) where we were both waiting to be picked up so we could start volunteering with the American Conservation Experience.  It was basically love at first sight, I thought Kyle had a nice smile and an inspiring story and he thought I had a great ass.  A month or so later I sprung a crazy idea on him while we lay in our tent somewhere in the Coconino National Forest: What if we hiked the Appalachian Trail together?  He agreed instantly.  This proves that we are both crazy and thus, perfect for each other (ugh, that was sappy).

Kyle likes to take pictures of me while I’m peeing; I don’t think it is as funny as he does.

Don’t be shy!

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  1. Hey, thanks for liking my recent post. Following you now. Looking forward to hearing from you, especially your planned PCT thru-hike. (Two of my kids and I are planning to take it in sections over the next several years beginning at the bottom next summer.)

      1. Yeah, thanks. I took them to the top of San Jacinto in June and they’re hooked. Time for me to get back into trekking too. Used to do at least a fifty-miler ever summer in the Sierras. That was many moons ago.

  2. Just found your blog, and excited to read about your adventures together! My husband would looooovvee to do all this stuff, so maybe someday! Can’t wait to read about your adventures on the PCT!

  3. You two sound awesome – and what amazing adventures you’re having. Keep enjoying the journey. Look forward to following you from Australia!

    1. That isn’t too far out of our way and we are actually up there occasionally because my Grampa has a cabin on San Juan Island over by Mitchell Bay! Jealous you live up there, one of my favorite spots!

  4. Thanks for following my blog. I see your Edward Abbey quote below. I read “Desert Solitaire” a couple years ago and was blown away (and did a blog post). Anyway, cool blog, and hope to see you on the AT sometime!

  5. LOVE the hiking boots photo and the title of your blog! I’ve just recently gotten into hiking where we live in CO. My boots s – u – c – k ! I’ve only used them about 4 times. I must not have gotten them big enough. My toes hit and I think they’re too narrow. Looking for another pair this week.

      1. Yeah, they usually know their stuff but it can depend on who you get to help you. I would do a little research on fitting boots before you go just so you are prepared!

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