Ashley Hill

I have suffered with depression on and off for years but recently came out of this severe low point with a brand new attitude to tackle hardships and live life to the fullest. This led me to attempting a flip flop thru-hike of the AT in 2017, making it approximately 700 miles before having to leave due to knee issues. I am hoping to continue LASHing the trail until completion. I grew up deep in the middle of nowhere in Virginia and have loved exploring more of my beloved Appalachian Mountains.

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Daily Appalachian Mountain Life

Daily Appalachian Mountain Life

Appalachians are the people who choose to live a lifetime in the woods, not merely a half-year trek.

Nov 4, 2016 : Ashley Hill
The (Patiently?) Waiting Game

The (Patiently?) Waiting Game

Currently I've hit a sort of pause in my Appalachian Trail preparations. I've purchased all of my "main" gear items, only a sleeping pad, winter

Oct 10, 2016 : Ashley Hill
How the Mountains Helped Save Me

How the Mountains Helped Save Me

I once wanted to end my life…now I endeavor to really LIVE IT.

Sep 28, 2016 : Ashley Hill
Pre-Trail “Zero” Days: Take Them

Pre-Trail “Zero” Days: Take Them

Rest your body and mind, don't wear yourself out before the starting line.

Sep 20, 2016 : Ashley Hill
On Growing Up in the Appalachian Mountains: An Intro

On Growing Up in the Appalachian Mountains: An Intro

One of my relatives used to say that to arrive at the Hill's household you needed a four-wheel-drive truck, followed by an ATV, followed by a horse,

Sep 16, 2016 : Ashley Hill