Althea Collier

Hi! I am a seventeen year old (who goes by Migrator on trail) from New York City who decided in April 2021 that she wanted to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. So many tears, trials, and miles later, I am starting SOBO on June 27th. I am an avid reader of philosophy, a poet, a passionate debater, and a furiously determined soul. Also, I love mangoes. I'm afraid not even the trail can stop me from eating them.

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Lost Dogs, Lyme Disease, and Surviving the Cold Snap

Lost Dogs, Lyme Disease, and Surviving the Cold Snap

Shenandoah Let’s start at the very beginning…. About a week after I wrote my last post I hiked into Shenandoah National Park. After a strenuous

Nov 25, 2022 : Althea Collier
6 States and the Art of the Short-Term Quit

6 States and the Art of the Short-Term Quit

It feels like a whole lifetime has gone by since I last updated this blog. It is crazy to think about just how much has changed and shifted in my

Sep 27, 2022 : Althea Collier
18 Trail Milestones for my 18th Birthday

18 Trail Milestones for my 18th Birthday

1. Birthday! Yesterday was my 18th birthday! It might sound a bit ridiculous, but I did really wake up feeling different. The night before I slept

Aug 16, 2022 : Althea Collier
Challenges, Miracles and Beauties (also featured: a trip to the ER)

Challenges, Miracles and Beauties (also featured: a trip to the ER)

Yesterday I climbed over Moosilauke, the last major peak of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The strangest thing is that I finally feel my

Aug 5, 2022 : Althea Collier
The AT is for history nerds

The AT is for history nerds

Making Transitions  When I pass people on trail and we strike up conversation, they often land quickly on me being a young woman from New York City.

Jul 18, 2022 : Althea Collier
The Wind and the Warblers: recollections from the 100 mile wilderness

The Wind and the Warblers: recollections from the 100 mile wilderness

Cease your worrying! First and foremost; yes I am fine. I am totally safe, haven’t seen a bear, and currently my only injuries are mosquito bites.

Jul 6, 2022 : Althea Collier
17 and a Native New Yorker: How I Ended Up On the AT

17 and a Native New Yorker: How I Ended Up On the AT

Hi! I am a 17-year-old from New York City who decided in 2021 to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. I am an avid reader of philosophy, a poet, a

Jun 20, 2022 : Althea Collier