Hi, everyone! My name is Audrey and I'm attempting a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail this year. You could call it the "seven year itch" - after almost seven years working a desk job in our nation's capital, I'm ready to blow this popsicle stand in favor of reconnection with nature and a great adventure. When I'm not hiking (or working, of course), I can usually be found at the climbing gym, a music festival, daydreaming about my next big trip, or wandering about with a large cup of coffee (caffeine addict right here). Future ambitions include finally adopting a dog. :)
New Jersey has been such a pleasant surprise. After the trials of Pennsylvania, which included a heat wave (where I may or may not have gotten heat
Virginia is a lovely state. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. And come to think of it, don't let anyone tell you it's flat, either. I'm writing
The evening before we would enter Grayson Highlands State Park, we had to scramble to make it to a shelter as a big lightning storm rolled in. We had
The last few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind and a delight. I can't believe it has been this long since I've written. But rest assured, I'm
There is a rumor mill on trail the likes of which I haven't seen since high school. Seriously, word gets around the trail, and it gets around fast.
A few people have asked me to post about what a typical day on the Appalachian Trail is like. And so, your wish is my command. A typical day on
As I crossed the Georgia border into North Carolina, I smiled and let out a little whoop of excitement. I'd done it - made it through my first state
The other night, I dreamed of a space heater. Yes, a space heater. That was the one thing, in all the world, that I wanted more than anything. I was
Sitting on the plane, about to embark on what I hope will be the greatest adventure of my life so far, my feet won't stop tapping. Tap, tap, tap. I'm
Whatever happened to the calm before the storm? You would be surprised just how much preparation goes into a thru-hike. It seems simple, right?