Hi! My name is Allie Bull. I am a recent graduate of Johns Hopkins University where I studied Environmental Studies & International Studies. I grew up in Vermont, hiking and snowboarding in the Green Mountains. I've thru-hiked the Colorado Trail and the Long Trail, but I can't wait to embark on this Appalachian Trail journey. Follow me from Georgia to Maine!
After writing a post all about being miserable I wanted to brainstorm a list of some of the simple things that make thru-hikers happy. Here’s what I
Sometimes the trail is hard. It’s too steep, it’s too cold (or too hot), there are too many miles left to go. Although every hiker experiences these
I’ve made it through the Smokies. At a little over 70 miles, it feels like such a feat to have successfully made it past that point. I’ve been told
The First WeekIt’s been over a week of trail life. I’ve met tons of people - some who are still hiking and some who have already quit. I’ve finally
Waking up at 4:30 a.m. to fly to Georgia was exhausting. Not only was it early in the morning, but it was cold, dark, and stressful. I cruised
Sitting on my apartment floor surrounded by moving boxes, bags of stuff to donate, and miscellaneous junk, it truly hit me that in one week I will be