Ann Marie White

aka Monkey Toes! When my toes aren't numb from hiking, I can use them to tie shoelaces and turn door knobs. I thru-hiked the AT in 2021 and am already planning for my next type 2 fun adventure.

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The Easiest Way to Lower Your Base Weight

The Easiest Way to Lower Your Base Weight

Almost all backpackers are obsessed with their base weight. During my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, I was questioned about my base weight and

Feb 7, 2022 : Ann Marie White
The Holidays Are a Special Time—But on the Trail, Every Day is Magic

The Holidays Are a Special Time—But on the Trail, Every Day is Magic

Christmas magic. All month long, it floats through the air, drifting with scents of evergreens and home-baked goodies, sparkling in the lights and

Dec 23, 2021 : Ann Marie White
Resupply Dos and Don’ts: Mail Drops, Calorie Goals, Mistakes to Avoid

Resupply Dos and Don’ts: Mail Drops, Calorie Goals, Mistakes to Avoid

"How do you get food?" This was the second most common question I was asked before and during my AT thru-hike (the most common being "Who are you

Dec 16, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The Best and Worst Gear from My 2021 AT Thru-Hike (Non-Ultralight and Petite-Friendly)

The Best and Worst Gear from My 2021 AT Thru-Hike (Non-Ultralight and Petite-Friendly)

I am 5'1", 100 pounds soaking wet, and definitely not an ultralighter. I have nothing against ultralighters, but for my Appalachian Trail

Nov 23, 2021 : Ann Marie White
Top 5 Fearmongered Sections of the Appalachian Trail (and Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Them)

Top 5 Fearmongered Sections of the Appalachian Trail (and Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Them)

fearmongering: the action of intentionally trying to make people afraid of something when this is not necessary or reasonable (from

Nov 3, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The Time and Money Needed for a Thru-hike

The Time and Money Needed for a Thru-hike

The hardest part of thru-hiking, besides the actual act of hiking, is finding the time and money to make it happen. In this post, I will cover how

Oct 27, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One with Katahdin [AT mile 2078.6-2193.1]

The One with Katahdin [AT mile 2078.6-2193.1]

Day 160: 20.5 miles from Monson, ME to a stealth site in the woods somewhere Day 161: 22.6 miles to Logan Brook Lean-to Day 162: 25.7 miles to

Oct 21, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One with Mahoosuc [AT Mile 1894.8-2078. 6]

The One with Mahoosuc [AT Mile 1894.8-2078. 6]

Day 150: 16.4 miles to Baldpate Lean-to Day 151: 18.1 miles to South Arm road campsite Day 152: 12.4 miles to stealth site by Bemis

Oct 13, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One with Questionable Sanity in the Whites [AT mile 1803.7-1894.8]

The One with Questionable Sanity in the Whites [AT mile 1803.7-1894.8]

Day 140: Zero day! Day 141: 11.5 miles from Kinsman Notch to Kinsman Pond Shelter Day 142: 14.7 miles to Mt. Garfield Day 143:

Sep 23, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One with Mighty Moosilauke [AT mile 1613.9-1803.7]

The One with Mighty Moosilauke [AT mile 1613.9-1803.7]

Day 129: 14.4 miles from Bennington, Vermont to Kid Gore Shelter (yes i hate the name too) Day 130: 23 miles to Spruce Peak

Aug 31, 2021 : Ann Marie White