|Brazil Nut and Jetpack in Maine on the Appalachian Trail, 2011|
Welcome to our blog.
We are Kaitlin and Elaine, known on the trail as Jetpack and Brazil Nut. We are currently trekking the 3,000 km Te Araroa long trail through New Zealand from Cape Reinga to Bluff. New Zealand is a beautiful country and we are loving all the experiences and new discoveries this journey has brought us.
We are both avid long distance hikers, having completed many miles between the both of us. Elaine has completed her triple crown, having hiked the PCT in 2010, the AT in 2011 (and south bound in 2005!) and the CDT in 2012. In 2001, she hiked Vermont's Long Trail, where she got her first taste of long distance hiking. Kaitlin grew up hiking in Maine and New Hampshire, and completed the Appalachian Trail in 2011 as her first long distance trail, where she met Elaine. In 2012 we hiked the CDT and in December 2013 we began our Te Araroa through hike.
We are grateful for the support and love from our family and friends, and we have enjoyed the new people we've met during our millions of steps of hiking. We hope you enjoy our blog.
-Kaitlin (Jetpack) and Elaine (Brazil Nut)