Hey I'm Alli! A native Marylander residing in New Haven, CT with my boyfriend and our rescue cat, Penelope. I am a recent graduate of Yale Divinity School and an alum of the University of Pittsburgh. I am hiking the AT NOBO with two other gals, Sydney and Shelby! I love a full glass of cheap champagne, binge watching HGTV, and sauntering in the woods. Hike on!
Hi all, checking in from the To say these days off hurt my spirit would be an understatement. Only a couple days on the trail--only a few miles
Five years ago I first decided that one day I will hike the AT. Five months ago I told my boss at work that I will be leaving in the spring to go hike the Appalachian Trail. And now I am five days away from actually beginning this thing!
No, I am not going to throw my shoes down a mountain.
This trail, this journey, this deep down desire, is a call to something greater: to be greater, experience great things, and to be in relationship with great people. I would have no desire in walking 2,109.3 miles unless something was calling me; something which I have been desiring to experience but did not yet know what would fill that desire.
Let's emotionally and mentally prepare for this hike! Here are my lists as to why I am hiking the Appalachian Trail and why I am not going to give up on it.
Yes, it is true that I made this decision a long time ago, and have probably told every person that I encounter (like every barista, mechanic, friend, foe, my cat knows, literally every person) since that decision, but here I am with an actual start date and a countdown. WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING?