Anna Zimmerman

My name is Anna. I am a 2017 Appalachian Trail and a 2019 Tahoe Rim 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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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
Appalachian Trail Update: Mile 420.2 – Mile 532.4

Appalachian Trail Update: Mile 420.2 – Mile 532.4

Mile 426.8 This morning I climbed Pond Mountain and when I reached the bottom, I saw a handwritten sign that said "trail magic, riff raff Hiker

May 25, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Mile 342.2 – Mile 420.1

Mile 342.2 – Mile 420.1

Mile 354.4 Today I was on the verge on tears all day. My body felt exhausted and it was really difficult to even go the 12 miles that I did.I ran

May 15, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Mile 273.8 – Mile 342.1

Mile 273.8 – Mile 342.1

Mile 279.3 I left Hot Springs earlier this afternoon. I stayed at the Sunnybank Inn and I can't say enough great things about it. It's a beautiful

May 10, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman