Carlie “Rainbow Braid” Gentry

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Carlie grew up traipsing through the southern Appalachians, which naturally lead to a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2013. Since then she has been slipping further down the rabbit hole. She is a Senior Writer at, sharing long distance backpacking knowledge for all who seek it, and a staff member at Mountain Crossings, slashing the pack weight of those who are carrying the weight of the world on their backs and providing light weight backpacking advice. More long distance trails are in her future.

Home: Blairsville, GA

Age: 25

WebsiteLove and Leg Work | Carlie’s Articles on Appalachian Trials

Favorite Training Ground: Western North Carolina

Favorite Pack: The Mariposa

I Never Hit the Trail Without: My handy dandy, ripped apart and sewn back together, trusty ol’ red bandana and Oreos!

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