Ann Marie White

aka Monkey Toes! I am a recent college graduate (go Tigers!) tackling the Appalachian Trail NOBO beginning in March 2021. I grew up backpacking throughout the Carolinas and climbing every rock I could get to. While I'm a little sad to be sacrificing my climbing arms for trail legs, it'll be worth it. Hopefully my friends won't make fun of me when I get back and can't climb a 5.6. If they do, I'll just kick them with my now super strong legs.

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The One with the Ponies! [AT Mile 470.4-636.1]

The One with the Ponies! [AT Mile 470.4-636.1]

Day 44: 9.8 miles from Damascus, VA to Saunders Shelter Day 45: 6.5 miles to Lost Mountain Shelter Day 46: 12.3 miles to Thomas Knob

May 16, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One Where I Wind Up Mostly Dead [AT mile 344.2-470.4]

The One Where I Wind Up Mostly Dead [AT mile 344.2-470.4]

Day 33: 12.4 miles from Erwin, TN to a campsite near USFS 230 Day 34: 13.9 miles to Clyde Smith Shelter Day 35: 10 miles to Carvers

May 5, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One with the Crazy (and Possibly Evil) Animals [AT Miles 239.1-344.2]

The One with the Crazy (and Possibly Evil) Animals [AT Miles 239.1-344.2]

Day 25: 4.8 miles from Davenport Gap to Painter Creek Day 26: 11.2 miles to Max Patch Day 27: 16.6 miles to Deer Park Mountain

Apr 24, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One with the Smokies [AT Mile 165.9-239.1]

The One with the Smokies [AT Mile 165.9-239.1]

The Breakdown Day 18: 11.8 miles from the Fontana Hilton to Mollies Ridge Shelter Day 19: 12.1 miles to Derrick Knob

Apr 17, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One Where I Befriend the Cold [AT Mile 69.2-165.9]

The One Where I Befriend the Cold [AT Mile 69.2-165.9]

The Daily Breakdown Day 9: 11.8 miles from Dick's Creek Gap to Muskrat Creek Shelter Day 10: 12.5 miles to Carter Gap Shelter Day

Apr 13, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One Where I Threw Shoes [AT mile 0.0-69.2]

The One Where I Threw Shoes [AT mile 0.0-69.2]

Well...not mine, but we’ll get to that. First off, a breakdown of my first week on trail. The Numbers Day 1: 5.6 miles on the Approach Trail,

Mar 31, 2021 : Ann Marie White
My Take on the Big Three

My Take on the Big Three

After months of researching, buying, returning, and more researching, I finally have all of my gear! Even after all the work I've put into it, my

Mar 12, 2021 : Ann Marie White
A Backpacking Legacy

A Backpacking Legacy

Every hiker can trace their love for backpacking to a single trip. Maybe it was their first trip ever. Maybe it was their 27th trip that sealed the

Feb 18, 2021 : Ann Marie White
Thru-Hike To-Dos

Thru-Hike To-Dos

This week doesn’t just mean Christmas for me (but I absolutely LOVE Christmas and everything about it), it also means only 3 months until I head out

Dec 22, 2020 : Ann Marie White
Shaking Down and Shutting Up

Shaking Down and Shutting Up

I lay in my tent, all cozy in my sleeping bag, scrolling through comments on the All Trails app about the next section of trail. Unzipping my tent

Nov 19, 2020 : Ann Marie White