Melanie Simmerman

In 1996, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail – Melanie’s big adventure! That did it; I was hooked. I’ve gone on to hike the PCT and the CDT, attaining the long distance hiker’s Triple Crown. I completed my PNT adventure in 2015. As other long distance hikers, I’ve felt the highs of the mountains and the lows of the valleys; but I would not have missed a day of those journeys. Simply put, I feel most alive on the trail. In my spare time, I lead backpacking trips and dream of the next adventure! In 2016, my husband and hiking partner, Yeti, hiked the Idaho Boundary Trail, a 2,500 route created by Yeti and an Idaho pal of his. Lots of bushwhacking!

Jim (Yeti) Fulmis

Jim “Yeti” Fulmis has hiked the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) twice, the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT), The John Muir Trail (JMT) 22 times, The Idaho Boundary Trail (IBT) some parts twice, plus many more smaller trails. Yeti was born in 1938 and is still rock climbing, hiking, skiing, and other outdoor activities. Yeti acquired his trail name in 1973 while hiking in a snow storm wearing shorts and a “T” shirt, when asked if he was cold and answering no, everyone started calling him the abominable snow man which is the “Yeti”. That stuck and he is called Yeti now by everyone even his wife.