Anne Baker

Hi! I'm Anne, a North Carolina native now living in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. I'm putting my career on hold this year to hike the Appalachian Trail, and I'll be attempting a flip-flop thru-hike from Harpers Ferry beginning May 1. I can't wait to share my journey with you!

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A simple ‘thank you’ before I begin

A simple ‘thank you’ before I begin

Three days of work remain between now and when I will shut off my computer, grab a small box of my belongings, say goodbye to my coworkers and walk

Apr 21, 2017 : Anne Baker
It’s not ultralight—but it will do

It’s not ultralight—but it will do

Only 21 days until I set off on a flip-flop thru-hike from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and I’ve just finalized my gear. I thought I had

Apr 9, 2017 : Anne Baker
What exactly is a ‘flip-flop,’ anyway?

What exactly is a ‘flip-flop,’ anyway?

My dad and I are starting a flip-flop thru-hike on May 1. (Yes, that’s only 47 days away!) I’ve gotten quite a few questions about what exactly a

Mar 14, 2017 : Anne Baker
I’ll see you in six months, and that’s okay

I’ll see you in six months, and that’s okay

We were leaving a favorite breakfast spot when I turned, looked at Ben and said, “Hey, do you want to get coffee?” Since we had just finished

Feb 25, 2017 : Anne Baker
10 totally normal things you do when you’ve decided to thru-hike

10 totally normal things you do when you’ve decided to thru-hike

*Depending on your definition of "normal," of course. While you’re driving down the road and you see another vehicle with some sort of hiking or

Feb 12, 2017 : Anne Baker
Redefining my idea of success

Redefining my idea of success

My work commute each week has me on the road for a total of 435 miles. I live in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, but during the week, I get

Jan 6, 2017 : Anne Baker