Justin Lichter, also known as Trauma, has hiked over 40,000 miles and recently completed the first winter thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. He has hiked many of the major long trails in the United States and worldwide. He has written articles for Backpacker Magazine, Trail Runner Magazine, SectionHiker.com, and the Adventure Journal and has helped design products that have won Backpacker Magazine Editor’s Choice Awards and Outside Magazine Gear of the Year Awards. He is the author of FalconGuide’s Trail Tested and Ultralight Survival Kit. Lichter lives in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Truckee, CA and works as a ski patroller during the winter.
Liz Thomas broke the women’s self-assisted speed record on the 2,181-mile long Appalachian Trail, besting the previous record by almost a week, in 2011. She has completed the Triple Crown of Hiking–the Appalachian Trail, the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail, and the 3,100 mile Continental Divide Trail–and has backpacked over 17,000 miles across the United States on 20 long distance hikes, including the pioneering traverse of the Chinook Trail across the Columbia River Gorge and the pioneering traverse of the Wasatch Range, which she did solo. Liz has been featured in Backpacker magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! News, Outside Online, and Gizmodo. She is Vice President of the American Long Distance Hiking Association-West and one of four ambassadors for American Hiking Society.