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
It's been a month and I'm still coming around to the idea that I completed my 2018 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. I started June 15 and finished on
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
Adding to the list of bonus challenges as a southbound thru-hiker: hiking in prime time hurricane season. Mostly that means hypothermia conditions,
300 miles of tested gear into a 15lb base weight.
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
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