We met with Aaron today. She generously answered SO many questions we had about prepping for our son’s upcoming PCT north bound hike. We are so lucky to have found her as our son will likely need 5,000 calories/day to keep him fueled. She has recipes and meal plans and so much more for him. THANK YOU AARON!!
Meet the Backcountry Foodie
Aaron Owens Mayhew, MS, RDN, CD
Registered dietitian, lifelong athlete and outdoors enthusiast
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Aaron has practiced as a registered dietitian nutritionist since 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from the University of Kentucky and Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Tufts University. She has written a number of chapters for textbooks and presented locally and internationally on various topics.
Aaron is well versed in fueling for sports as she has been a competitive athlete since six years of age. As an adult she has completed half Ironman triathlon, open water swimming and long distance trail running races. More recently, she has transitioned into long-distance hiking.
Passion for the Outdoors
Aaron’s passion for the outdoors is contagious as she encourages others to explore just as she does. She even backpacked to the site where she eloped while wearing a wedding dress. Check out her cookbook, Ultralight Recipes for Outdoor Explorers, for backpacking meal planning inspiration.
I am NOT a cook, but with Aaron’s fantastic help, I was able to pull this off and I look forward to delicious, nutritious meals along my hike. THANKS!
2018 PCT thru hiker
Just wanted to say how thankful I am for your help! Really glad I made that first 15-minute phone consultation.
2018 AT thru hiker
I used to have a hard time coming up with nutritious and filling vegetarian meals for backpacking trips, and would easily get fatigued. With Aaron’s help I learned how many calories I actually needed and discovered recipes and snacks that helped fuel me while hiking 15-20 miles per day.
2018 Northern New Mexico Loop Hiker
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