Alexa Tubbs

What's up from Brooklyn! City-dweller turned backpacker. Normally, you would find me biking around NYC and hanging out in Greenpoint, but I'm leaving the city for a Southbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I love living in the city AND leaving it. Finding the perfect balance is what I'm all about. www.theconcretehiker.com

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Four Days in the Smokies: What I Ate, Freezing Temps

Four Days in the Smokies: What I Ate, Freezing Temps

I may or may not be writing this from the Fontana Dam ladies heated bathroom where I may or may not have taken a hot shower, washed and dried out my

Nov 30, 2018 : Alexa Tubbs
Hurricane Season and SOBO Thru-Hiking

Hurricane Season and SOBO Thru-Hiking

Adding to the list of bonus challenges as a southbound thru-hiker: hiking in prime time hurricane season. Mostly that means hypothermia conditions,

Sep 10, 2018 : Alexa Tubbs
My 300-Mile Tested Gear List

My 300-Mile Tested Gear List

Ole Man from the AT lodge told us that we'll learn everything we need to know for our thru-hike while in the 100-Mile Wilderness. I'm 300 miles

Jul 12, 2018 : Alexa Tubbs
Stoveless: What I Ate in the 100-Mile Wilderness

Stoveless: What I Ate in the 100-Mile Wilderness

6:40 a.m. I wake up to the smell of bacon and coffee here at Shaw's Hiker Hostel in Monson, ME, and it's like smelling bacon for the first time: pure

Jun 23, 2018 : Alexa Tubbs
Leaving NYC for the AT

Leaving NYC for the AT

I'm feeling pretty lucky these days. Not to mention, stressed, anxious, super overwhelmed, and eager to get out of the city. I'm leaving New York

May 24, 2018 : Alexa Tubbs