Abby Evans

Abby Evans (she/they) is a strange bird and a poet who will measure their 2023 Appalachian Trail NOBO thru hike by how fast their pre-hike shaved head hair grows back. Inches and miles, one day and one hair follicle at a time. Someday, they will have a head of hair and several pairs of worn out shoes. They will continue to write on trail and will have fun developing their laugh lines and joint pain. They’ll be walking through all of the states they grew up in; they were born in Maryland, grew up in New Jersey and went to college at Virginia Tech. As a recent graduate, they’re not sure where their life is going — but they’re determined to make it to Maine before their 23rd birthday (August 24). They can’t wait for this bildungsroman to start.

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Less Pain… More Gain: Painful Lessons Before Getting on Trail

Less Pain… More Gain: Painful Lessons Before Getting on Trail

Over the past three months, I've been constantly injured: a wrist sprain, runner's knee(s), plantar fasciitis (in both feet), and now a strained hip

Jan 25, 2023 : Abby Evans
Abby’s Appalachian Trail Gear List

Abby’s Appalachian Trail Gear List

After deciding to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail this spring, I unlocked a new obsession: backpacking gear. Through much fixation, research, and

Jan 22, 2023 : Abby Evans
A.T. Prep: Running My First 50k

A.T. Prep: Running My First 50k

Running my first ultra provided me with a front row seat to some of the struggles I could face on trail: abysmal ass chafe, self-motivation and

Jan 8, 2023 : Abby Evans
To Become A Transparent Eyeball

To Become A Transparent Eyeball

Hey! I'm Abbigale Evans (Abby), and I will be hiking the Appalachian Trail NOBO in 2023. What's up with the funky title? Last summer, I was

Dec 15, 2022 : Abby Evans