Jessica and her Dog Marcy

Jessica and her dog Marcy

This is Jessica and her dog Marcy.

Jessica is an Idaho girl. She’s a staff writer at the Boise Weekly. She’s 25 years old. And on April 11th, she’s departing on a trip of a lifetime. Jessica and her 50-pound Shar-Pei/German Shepard, Marcy, are going to hike the Pacific Coast Trail. This is a 2,650 mile trek from Mexico to Canada. It generally takes the entire snow-free season, or 5 months, to walk it.

We are so excited to partner with Jessica and help with this exciting trip. “…I discovered one of the most important backpacker secrets: Idahoan Potatoes,” Jessica says. “Most dehydrated meals like Mountain House and Backpacker’s Pantry cost $7, $8 or even $13 and they don’t even taste that good. Idahoan Potatoes taste AMAZING and they’re only 88¢ at WinCo. Maybe it’s just because I was born and raised in Idaho, but for me, it’s the ultimate comfort food. After I’ve been hiking all day long and I’m teetering on the brink of exhaustion, dehydration and delusion, the only thing that I can eat is a package of Idahoan Potatoes. I’m not just saying that. I’ve eaten them for breakfast before. I can’t thank them enough for the support they’ve offered to help me on this adventure.”

We’ll be building a page on to track Jessica’s trip. You can also follow her at her blog. Good luck Jessica & Marcy!


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