My name is Kristin McLane and I am an outdoor adventurer, thru hiker, long trail advocate, wilderness guide, Leave No Trace Master Educator, brand ambassador, gear tester, writer, and speaker. I love being outside, trying new things outside, and encouraging others to get outside too. The more people get out and enjoy our natural world, the more they’ll become invested in protecting it.
This all started when I thru hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2013. I’d only been backpacking a handful of weekends before that, but most of my trips since have been hiking related (except for that time I thru rafted the Grand Canyon). There’s nothing I love more than picking out new trails to hike.
I also enjoy climbing, cycling, and paddling, and I’ve been fortunate to explore many diverse parts of the U.S. in my quest for new adventures. I am currently based in Vermont, where I have fairly easy access to the Green Mountains, the White Mountains, and the Adirondacks, and where I am working on my New England peak bagging lists.
I was given my trail name, Siren, because I like to sing while I hike. I enjoy a good mountain ballad, especially a murderous one, so let me know if you can point me towards a unique song to learn. And if you have any questions about the trips I’ve been on or the gear I’ve used, just ask!
Long Thru Hikes:
Short Thru Hikes:
Peak Bagging Lists:
New Hampshire 4000′ – 48/48 ✔
New Hampshire 4000′ in Winter – 16/48
New Hampshire 100 Highest – 55/100
New England 4000′ – 67/67 ✔
New England 100 Highest – 84/100
Adirondack 46er – 22/46
Catskill 3500′ – 5/35
Northeast 111 – 89/115
Sample speaking topics:
Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics
Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Thru Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail
Thru Hiking New Hampshire’s Cohos Trail
Intro to Backpacking
Women and Backpacking
Some places I’ve presented include a Lions Club, a high school outdoors club, an elementary school girls’ club, and REI. If you’re interested in hearing about it, I’m interested in talking about it! Contact me to schedule a talk.
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Oh, that Siren logo above? It was created by my very talented sister Laura McLane.