Hiker Introduction

Hello! My name is Shannon…aka

‘The Plum Hiker’

I’ll be hiking The Appalachian Trail this year!
To say I’m excited is an understatement..I cannot believe my adventure will start in  just a few days!
I’ve waited for so long for this day. Back in 2018 I started to plan my 2020 hike, worked many jobs, bought gear, traded gear, went to workshops, and even attended the ATKO  (Appalachian Trail Kick-Off) in  2020.
So here I am to start again..Wow what a journey it’s been.

I took a leave of absence from my job at REI to begin this epic adventure of a lifetime .

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