Hello everybody! My name is Ashley, trail name is Yardsale! I have made it to around mile 950 on the Appalachian Trail and plan on finishing it within the next year and a half. I am attending another expedition down the Grand Canyon in November 2019. I also have plans to hike the John Muir trail in the next couple of years! Currently, I am raft guiding on the Chattooga River. I grew up hiking around the North Georgia mountains with my Father and my Uncle, so the love for the outdoors runs deep for me. I pride myself on breaking stereotypes and showing the world that people of all sizes can be outdoorsy!
Content warning: This is a topic of sensitive matters that involves talking about delicate areas. If you are easily offended by anatomical
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Slowly, I make my way up the mountain. My trail family has already made it to the top of Spy Rock and has been waiting there for a while. They move
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"I'm a sensitive soul, though I seem thick skinned" -Pumba
I lay in my tent, in a beautiful field, somewhere past Erwin, Tenn. I felt like absolute garbage. The day before it had snowed and I only made it
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A recall of my first three days on the Appalachian Trail...
My last blog post in civilization...