Like most twentysomethings, I'm a hot mess. Not the bad kind of hot mess that you find drunk and crying alone in the bathroom of a bar, but the kind who is willing to admit that sometimes your life is in shambles. In my semi-shambley life I'm wearing the hats of a nanny, server, and super dedicated Beyoncé fan. Two of the previous three occupations have helped me save up enough money to finally make my dreams of thru hiking the A.T. a reality and I will set out NOBO for Katahdin March 13, 2014.
The Bloody Truth about getting your period while backpacking? IT SUCKS. Dealing with those 3-7 days every month in the real world is just about
1. Hiking is hard Unless you are training for the AT by hiking the AT with a full pack, you'll be in for a rude awakening. 2. Your feet will
From Likes to Shares and Retweets to Pins, information posted on the internet can go viral with a blink of an eye. Granted, most 'information' that
How I got more than $2,000 in free gear for my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. The following post outlines how you can do the same.
Alright folks, I now present my 2014 Appalachian Trail Thru Hike Gear List. Below is a list of everything I will be carrying for my hike, its weight
Shamelessly modeling my Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Jacket, Osprey Exos 58 Pack and making sure my Frogg Toggs (and GoPro) are as water
With temperatures dipping below those on the surface of Mars, (I'm not joking...) us Minnesotans know a thing or two about cold weather.
Upon embarking on a ~2,200 mile journey travelled solely by foot (see what I did there?) one can expect their fair share of minor injuries.
Watch this first. I'm not a health guru. I wouldn't even consider myself a "healthy" person. I'm the kind of person that scoffs at the oh
In hopes of doing everything possible to ensure a successful thru hike, my three lists go public to the world wide web. I am thru-hiking the