I'm Ashton, and I'll be starting my NOBO thru hike of the AT in March 2018. I've lived in Wisconsin my whole life, and I'm excited to spend some time in another part of the country. This past year, I've been everything from sailing instructor, to Biology TA, to barista. I finished my Masters in Public Health at UW Madison in 2016, and I'm looking forward to squeezing in another adventure before settling down into a career.
This time last year, I had never been on an overnight backpacking trip. It was about that time that I also decided to hike the Appalachian Trail,
Time is flying by, and in almost exactly two months, I’ll be starting my thru hike on the Appalachian Trail. It seems crazy to me that it’s this