Caitlin “LL” Olson is an Oakland based writer who hiked over 1,800 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017. Caitlin received her trail name after she rapped an LL Cool J song at the top of a Sierra Nevada mountain pass. When she’s not daydreaming about the trail or planning her next hike, Caitlin enjoys crushing jigsaw puzzles, devouring mangos, and using Excel to organize her life. If you’d like to contact Caitlin with any questions about her experience on the Pacific Crest Trail, you can email her at