Allison Short

AKA - "Timber"

  • From Joplin, MO
  • Job: 911 Dispatcher
  • Experience: AT '15, PCT '18


Age: 29
Previous Thru-hikes: AT ’15, PCT ’18.

What are some of your hobbies?
Netflix, playing music, reading, house repairs, and people visits.

So why are you doing the Great Western Loop?
Already had the CDT in mind, might as well take the scenic route to it. Free food.

What do you think will get you to the end?
Cashews, chirping squirrels, and soda pop.

What do you want to be remembered for?
Being cool as a cucumber.

How would your parents describe you?

What’s your luxury item?
Nasal spray because sometimes I get too congested at night and I just can’t hang with that mouth breathing.

Who is the person you look up to the most and why?
The person who hiked the AT in jeans, teeny runners, and with a pillow case of lentils.

Three words to describe yourself?
Free spirit lover.

Describe your perfect day on trail?
Zero chafe with soft clean socks and a jet pack.

What would be the reason for you NOT to finish?
Killer worms.