Kimberly “Legs” Brookshire is an Explorer Chick Guide who craves long distance hiking, traveling abroad, and anything that gets her adrenaline going.
She has a Bachelors Degree in Fashion Marketing and Management but discovered that her true passion and happiness is found in nature.
In 2016, Kimberly completed the Mountains to Sea Trail, a 1,150 mile trail running from the North Carolina/ Tennessee state line to the North Carolina coast. But she didn’t stop there… After finishing the trail she turned around and hiked it again. When she finished in August of that year, Kimberly became the first woman to YoYo the MST, hiking an impressive 2,300 miles in 6 months. In 2018, she hiked 1,090 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail and summited Mount Whitney. In 2019 she completed another 700 miles along the PCT in Northern California and Oregon.
Kimberly is CPR certified from The Red Cross and is NOLS certified in Wilderness First Aid. She currently working on her Wilderness First Responder certification. She’s also a certified PADI scuba diver and has been diving since she was 12 years old.
When she’s not exploring a long trail or day hiking, she can be found fly fishing on the rivers in NC, crocheting, reading, or spending time with family and friends.
She is passionate about exploring and experiencing the beauty of trail life. She has hike over 4,600 miles logged on long trails and plans to add another 1,800 more in late 2020 when she hikes the Te Aurora in New Zealand. Kimberly fully embraces her time in nature as it filled her soul and brings her absolute happiness.Instagram Profile