Allie Leonard

I'm Allie. Born and raised in NJ, but spent some time in CO for work and play. I'm a molecular biologist turned TV production manager. I traded in my pipettes for a walkie. Now, I'm trading in my walkie for trekking poles. AT bound, 2019 ๐Ÿ” Always on the look out for shooting stars and pizza.

Posts

My Wandering Wardrobe: What I’ll Wear While I Hike

My Wandering Wardrobe: What I’ll Wear While I Hike

This article is the other half of an article I published about gear. Feel free to check them both out to get an idea of what I'll carry on my back

Mar 8, 2019 : Allie Leonard
All the Gear I’ll Be Carrying for Half a Year

All the Gear I’ll Be Carrying for Half a Year

"She stared down at these things with a delight she had never felt for gold or gems. These things were freedom." The Final Gear List I can't

Mar 5, 2019 : Allie Leonard
Leaving the Ones You Love for a Thru-Hike

Leaving the Ones You Love for a Thru-Hike

So you want to thru-hike a long trail. Great! That's awesome. It is truly an incredible experience. Now you have to tell your partner.

Feb 4, 2019 : Allie Leonard
5 Ways I’m Preparing for My Thru-Hike 50 Days Out

5 Ways I’m Preparing for My Thru-Hike 50 Days Out

As the countdown to my AT start date inches closer, the nerves are definitely increasing. Here are a few things I'm doing to really get the most out

Jan 21, 2019 : Allie Leonard
The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

So here I am. "The mountains are calling and I must go." I must answer that call or spend a lifetime wondering, โ€œWhat if?โ€.

Jan 7, 2019 : Allie Leonard