Andria Schmitz

Well hey! I'm Andi, a traveler currently pit stopping in the Midwest. I'm a jogger, tea enthusiast, banjo listener, and in December, a recent college grad! My post-college plans are slightly deviated from the norm, as the AT is first on my list. Follow my wanderings and we'll most likely learn a few things together as I journey north to Katahdin.

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Down, but Certainly NOT Out.

Down, but Certainly NOT Out.

"Change of Plans" Out here, it seems that his phrase is a staple. Whether it be from an unexpected weather shift or the findings of an amazing

Jun 21, 2016 : Andria Schmitz
Hiker Talk: Trail Update #2

Hiker Talk: Trail Update #2

Food. Feet. Fun. FotosI thought I'd break down what seems to be the common thru- hiker conversations/lingo that has been ever prevalent at

Apr 20, 2016 : Andria Schmitz
Developing those Hiker Legs: 1st Week on the AT

Developing those Hiker Legs: 1st Week on the AT

"Take it slow, hike your own hike (HYOH), wait till you get your Hiker legs..." The common conversations and affirmations I've heard this first week

Apr 3, 2016 : Andria Schmitz
My Ever-Evolving Gear List

My Ever-Evolving Gear List

Flashback three years ago when I just started learning about this concept of "thru-hiking". I remember sitting, at embarrassing unplanned hours, on

Feb 17, 2016 : Andria Schmitz
Why My Eyes are Set on Katahdin

Why My Eyes are Set on Katahdin

It's done! C'est fini! Woop woop! A week ago I walked across the stage to receive my diploma, and ended something that I've been doing my whole

Dec 26, 2015 : Andria Schmitz
A New Kid on the Block..Hiker Intro!

A New Kid on the Block..Hiker Intro!

Well hello fellow hiker enthusiasts! I thought I'd introduce myself a little for my first post. I go by Andi, and I am beyond ecstatic to be able to

Nov 12, 2015 : Andria Schmitz