Sneaky Pockets is a queer travel writer blogging about long-distance hiking, LGBTQ+ travel and the politics of backpacking

I am a non-binary queer travel writer and hiker currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland – this blog exists to share information and experiences of long-distance hiking and backpacking from a queer perspective.

In 2019, my partner and I thru-hiked the Appalachian trail, a 2200-mile footpath that stretches through 14 states, beginning at Springer Mountain in Georgia, and ending at Mount Katahdin in Maine. This was a life-changing experience that converted both of us into the type of people who obsess over everything related to long-distance hiking. However, as a queer, non-binary couple we also faced many challenges that average hikers don’t, with very little information available beforehand on what to expect. This blog is an attempt to document our journey with the hope it might provide some much needed alternative perspective and encourage other LGBTIQA+ folks to get outdoors.