Sprinkles, better known as Jen in the "real world" is a long-distance hiker and active blogger.  A 2012 Appalachian Trail thru hiker and a Great Smoky Mountains 900-miler, Sprinkles began seriously hiking in 2010 after a knee surgery made it difficult to do high-impact exercising.  After meeting Appalachian Trail speed record holder Jennifer Pharr Davis in 2011, Sprinkles decided she should jump in with both feet and make her dreams of a thru hike a reality.  This hike changed her life and now she lives for the mountains. Since 2011 she estimates she has hiked more than 8,000 miles.  When Sprinkles isn't out in the mountains hiking, you can find her running trails or roads and training for ultramarathons. 

Sprinkles has written for the outdoor website The Trek and has done guest posts for The Lightest Backpacker and Hiking the Trail.  She is also currently an ambassador for Spandits! and an Altra Red Team ambassador.