Andrew Repp

Hey all, my name is Andrew. I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, (Azerbaijan 2011-2014), future grad student in international relations, and a 2015 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker (NOBO, March 10th).I've been traveling internationally my entire life and want to see more of what the motherland has to offer while I spend money on getting my masters degree instead of round-the-world plane tickets. I'm always up for a conversation on gear, anthropology, civil rights, or linguistics.I'll be attempting my thru hike in 120 days so stay tuned!

Posts

A Tale of “Patient Zero” – A Mile Marker Update

A Tale of “Patient Zero” – A Mile Marker Update

"Finally a rare trail update from Mile Marker !" - is what I'm imagining those of you who are trying to follow my journey are thinking. To be honest,

May 7, 2015 : Andrew Repp
Mile Marker’s First Two Weeks

Mile Marker’s First Two Weeks

Wow! It's already been over two weeks  on the trail - I started from Springer on March 10th. My apologies for not updating this sooner, I've been

Mar 27, 2015 : Andrew Repp
Off the Beaten Path – Hiking Shepherd Trails in the South Caucasus

Off the Beaten Path – Hiking Shepherd Trails in the South Caucasus

I've lived most of my life off the beaten path. First as an expat kid in St. Petersburg, Russia, then as a Mt. Kilimanjaro summit climber at 19, and

Feb 26, 2015 : Andrew Repp
Three weeks left: Let the Freak-Out begin

Three weeks left: Let the Freak-Out begin

I've discovered that throughout all my travels, international and domestic, there is one moment of clarity where I realize what I am preparing to do

Feb 16, 2015 : Andrew Repp
So, let’s talk gear.

So, let’s talk gear.

For post #2, I thought I'd hit everyone's favorite subject: the highly debated and always controversial topic of "what on earth should i put in this

Feb 8, 2015 : Andrew Repp
From Peace Corps to the Appalachian Trail

From Peace Corps to the Appalachian Trail

I've been thinking for a while now about how to start this, my "Appalachian Trail" blog. I've been keeping a blog for several years now while serving

Feb 6, 2015 : Andrew Repp