Amanda Rogers

I'm a 2015 NOBO thru-hiker. I recently gained the opportunity to change my life direction, and free of (most) obligations, I'm embarking on a 6-month journey of self discovery. Before I started the trail I had never been backpacking and had almost no experience camping, but I'm having the time of my life and learning a lot. I blog about all my life experiences at https://morechocolateisneeded.blogspot.com/

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Moving Forward (But Not Necessarily North)

Moving Forward (But Not Necessarily North)

This post is long overdue, and I've hesitated writing it because I wasn't entirely sure how to do so in less than 10,000 words (I'll save that for my

Aug 17, 2015 : Amanda Rogers
Hiker Puberty

Hiker Puberty

Sometimes vistas are better just before a stormI'm over 2 months into my journey, have walked 700 miles, and I am overwhelmed with gratitude for

Jun 18, 2015 : Amanda Rogers
Glamping 101

Glamping 101

glamping- (v) to camp glamorously. "Did you see their portable projector and tent disco ball? They are straight up glamping."Out here in the

May 26, 2015 : Amanda Rogers
Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

In my last update I was off the trail with a strained ankle. Since then I've hiked nearly 200 miles, made loads of new friends, been adopted into a

May 18, 2015 : Amanda Rogers
Crashing On and Off the AT

Crashing On and Off the AT

I earned my trail name a little after a week on the trail. Sitting in front of the Budget Inn in Hiawassee drinking beer with a bunch of other

Apr 25, 2015 : Amanda Rogers
Why I Sent My Best Friend Home

Why I Sent My Best Friend Home

I started the trail with big dreams of finishing the trail with my best friend by my side. My best friend is of the furry four legged sort, so I had

Apr 22, 2015 : Amanda Rogers
Romanticizing the AT

Romanticizing the AT

In the months leading up to my hike, I was beyond excited. I couldn't wait for the freedom of the trail, the exhilaration of breath taking mountain

Apr 5, 2015 : Amanda Rogers
Going Public

Going Public

Mentally, I committed to hiking the Appalachian Trail last December. I even told a few friends and family members about it. I started a

Feb 28, 2015 : Amanda Rogers