Topics of expertise: Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Climbing, Thru-Hiking Years in expertise: 10 Number of Products & Number of Hours Tested: 100+ products, 1,000+ hours
Education & Certifications
Education: Bachelors from University Nebraska Lincoln; Masters from Southern Illinois University in Parasitology Years of writing: 5+ Previous and current publications: The Trek.co, GearJunkie Certifications: CPR, First Aid, SSI/PADI
2023 NOBO thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail
2022 Winter Summit of Mauna Loa
About the Author
Guinevere “Lucky” Drabik is seasoned hiker and gear tester who blogs for The Trek — which she also did throughout her NOBO thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2023. She’s known for her comedic writing and efforts in demystifying the thru-hiking experience, and exploring topics like financial literacy for hikers and the concept of success on trail. Before writing for GearJunkie, Drabik obtained a Master’s in Zoology and Parasitology, with a background in scientific writing. She enjoys backpacking, camping, hiking, rock climbing, and suffering outside.
A Word From Guinevere
I am from Omaha, Nebraska, and despite the lack of public land access, am trying to make the most out of my surroundings by advocating for outdoor recreation in the Midwest. I have over 7 years of experience as an outdoor enthusiast and my current hobbies include sport and trad rock climbing, hiking, and backpacking. Currently, I am in the process of training for trail running and I am hoping to relocate to the Northeast so I can pursue more outdoor opportunities.