Anna McKinney

My trail name is Magic, I thru-hiked the AT in 2021. I met so many incredible people on my journey from Georgia to Maine and fell in love with the culture of the trail. Shortly after completing my first long-distance trial, I began working as a hostel caretaker in NC. This brief seasonal position enabled me to stay close to the trail community and do plenty of my own trail magic. Now that I am once again working in "the real world", writing about my adventures on trail is the best way to feel connected to other hikers. Check out my personal blog, Magic in the Mountains, to read my daily trail journals.