Hi, everyone! Glowstick here, a 2018 Appalachian Trail (NoBo) thru-hiker. I'm a dreamer, traveler, and nature-lover in search of happiness, adventure, and love. Lover of hiking, camping, and anything and everything outdoors, a tea and fancy coffee drinker (caffeine addict right here!), a part-time yogi and a mediocre rock climber. Pretty sure I must have been a mermaid in a past life. Future ambitions include hiking the PCT, learning to mountaineer, and eventually adopting dog (someday when I finally grow up). :)
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?
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