Amy

Hi! My name is Amy. I currently reside in Huntersville, NC where I work as a nanny hustlin' fun dip and runnin' the cul-de-sac. This past December I graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelors degree in International Studies. Essentially I took a lot of Spanish and a smorgasbord of random classes like home horticulture, introduction to companion animals, and online mountain biking (twice!-the first time didn't go so well). Now that I'm free from school, I'll be setting out to hike the Appalachian Trail in April, 2014.

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Victory is mine!

Victory is mine!

I began this journey as a solo hiker, but I didn't do it alone.  So many people helped me along the way and I am grateful for every one of them.  My

Oct 7, 2014 : Amy
114 miles to go.  Victory will soon be mine!

114 miles to go. Victory will soon be mine!

I don't have a lot of time, so I'll keep this short. I last wrote from the White Mountains Hostel and Lodge in Gorham, NH. It was a beautiful place

Sep 24, 2014 : Amy
Woe is not me.

Woe is not me.

General update:  The Whites are a real ass kicker.  They've been beautiful, but you'll notice by my daily mileage that I've slowed down A LOT.  I've

Sep 5, 2014 : Amy
Getting there slowly but surely.

Getting there slowly but surely.

8/15/14 Days miles: 1.1 I nearo-ed into Danby to catch the bus to Rutland to see a doctor. The bus schedule posted on the wall was from a different

Aug 24, 2014 : Amy
Less than 500 miles to go!

Less than 500 miles to go!

General update:  I last blogged from Staten Island, NY.  Less than 500 miles to go and I'm hanging on by a thread.  Can't quit now though! I've got a

Aug 20, 2014 : Amy
Back in action!

Back in action!

First of all, I would like to thank everyone for their kind words of encouragement after I used my time off wisely. The poison ivy got a little

Aug 2, 2014 : Amy
Peeping Tom on the trail, Pennsylvania blues, and a change of plans.

Peeping Tom on the trail, Pennsylvania blues, and a change of plans.

I had a creepy incident last night that is causing me to rethink my whole hike.  I hiked into Palmerton at around 9:00pm.  A shuttle driver named

Jul 18, 2014 : Amy
Almost Halfway!

Almost Halfway!

I think I last wrote from Blacksburg, speaking of which, I did win bingo in case you were wondering. I've been putting in bigger miles, and getting

Jul 4, 2014 : Amy
Wild ponies, cold oatmeal, Alexa Stardust, and lots and lots of trail magic

Wild ponies, cold oatmeal, Alexa Stardust, and lots and lots of trail magic

General update:  I'm not going to lie, I've brushed my teeth with a lot of animals this week.  I think I finally have my trail legs and I've upped my

Jun 4, 2014 : Amy
Post trail days to…Damascus again

Post trail days to…Damascus again

5/19/14 Total trip miles: 394.7 Finally made it back to the trail after trail days! We woke at Solitude's friend Matt's house. He's starting the

Jun 4, 2014 : Amy