Anna Zimmerman

My name is Anna. I am an 2017 Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. I'm not a writer but am a photographer and I'm trying to live this one life to the fullest.

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Mile 1446.6 – Mile 1565.8

Mile 1446.6 – Mile 1565.8

Mile 1458.4 Kirsten and I started hiking around noon today. We had a few errands in the morning to take care of and it was nice to have a little

Aug 15, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Mile 1293.7 – Mile 1446.4

Mile 1293.7 – Mile 1446.4

Mile 1305.8 I had to wait until about 1 o'clock today for my package to arrive before I could leave Delaware Water Gap. Once the package arrived,

Aug 6, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Mile 1129.4 – Mile 1293.6

Mile 1129.4 – Mile 1293.6

Mile 1138.1 I had a pretty awesome, short day. I got a late start today since I stayed at the hotel and then went to do laundry at the truck

Jul 26, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
The Challenges and Benefits of Thru-Hiking with Your Pup

The Challenges and Benefits of Thru-Hiking with Your Pup

First off, these opinions are all based on my experience the past couple months. I'm sure many other hikers have had different experiences and have

Jul 19, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Mile 978.2 – Mile 1129.3

Mile 978.2 – Mile 1129.3

Mile 991.3 I said goodbye to Duane for another couple months this morning. That was not fun. I had an excellent day and a half away from the

Jul 13, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Mile 861.9 – Mile 978.1

Mile 861.9 – Mile 978.1

Mile 876.8 I saw my first bears today! A mom and 2 cubs. I was so excited. Stretch was oblivious and I'm glad he was. I'm a little nervous to be

Jul 2, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Mile 737.6 – Mile 861.8

Mile 737.6 – Mile 861.8

Mile 750.6 Today the trail went along Blueridge Parkway. It was neat to pop out of the trail, cross the road, and see a paved lookout.I ended up

Jun 22, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Mile 640.7 – Mile 737.5

Mile 640.7 – Mile 737.5

Mile 649.7 I didn't get started until 3pm in hopes to wait out the rain. Today I passed through so many beautiful fern fields. Mile 664.8 Stretch

Jun 13, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Mile 532.5 – Mile 640.6

Mile 532.5 – Mile 640.6

Mile 539.2 We made it to Chatfield Shelter around 3pm and immediately set up the tent. We decided to just call it an early day since the rain

Jun 5, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
My Gear + Food

My Gear + Food

These are the items I use daily on the trail. I'm 51 days in now and can pretty confidently say that I feel comfortable carrying each one of

Jun 1, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman