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. :)
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?
Why? That is, of course, the first word that tends to pop out of a person’s mouth the moment you tell them you’re planning a thru-hike of the