My name is Anelia, trail name Sunshine, and I thruhiked the Appalachian Trail NOBO in 2022! Prior to thruhiking, I worked as a park ranger out west, and in the winters as a barista back in my hometown. Stay tuned for more adventures that I have in the works!
Appalachian Trail: Long Overdue Reflections
Hello again, long time no chat! Clearly, I’m not great at writing blogs with any sort of timeliness, but it felt wrong to not conclude my
Georgia: The Land of Trail Names and Trail Magic
Long time no chat! I definitely thought I’d be updating everyone on here more frequently, but I’ve found that when I get to town, I’m WAY more
Trail Prep: Training My Body and Tricking My Brain
My training for the Appalachian Trail has consisted of a whole lot of thinking about how I should be training, checking the weather app and seeing
Hiker Intro: From Harpers Ferry to the High Sierra and Back
As I open the countdown clock app on my phone for the 6th time today, it really dawns on me that my dream is inching closer to becoming a reality.