Becky Booroojian

Hi, I'm Becky. I'm quitting my job and moving out of my apartment in San Francisco to hike the Appalachian Trail in 2017. My motivation for this blog is to reassure my grandmother I'm not dead while on the trail. https://www.crowdrise.com/walking-for-irc/fundraiser/jeffreybooroojian

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Hot Springs to Roan Mountain Scorecard

Hot Springs to Roan Mountain Scorecard

It's been a long stretch since I've blogged, I know, but it been a long stretch since I've been in town as well (one shower in two weeks. One!). I'm

Apr 28, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
The Newfound Gap to Hot Springs Scorecard

The Newfound Gap to Hot Springs Scorecard

I told my friend I was going to go write this blog post and he said, "Uh oh, is it zero out of ten fudge stripe cookies? Is this it?" It's not,

Apr 15, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
The NOC to Newfound Gap Scorecard

The NOC to Newfound Gap Scorecard

Time travels at a weirdly different pace out here and I feel like I have way more than a week's worth of stories to report. I'm currently holed up in

Apr 6, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Dicks Creek Gap to the NOC Scorecard

Dicks Creek Gap to the NOC Scorecard

Hello all! By the time you read this, I'll be at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in North Carolina at mile 137.   The Quick Recap I rolled

Mar 29, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Neels Gap to Dicks Creek Gap Scorecard

Neels Gap to Dicks Creek Gap Scorecard

Hey all, currently enjoying a beer and recovering from the first real all-you-can-eat buffet experience of the hike in Hiawassee, Georgia  (thanks

Mar 21, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Approach Trail to Neels Gap Scorecard

Approach Trail to Neels Gap Scorecard

I'm currently holed up in a hotel in Blairsville, Georgia, taking a zero day due to some nasty weather and nasty blisters. It seemed like a perfect

Mar 15, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Pre-Hike Scorecard

Pre-Hike Scorecard

With one week left until my official start date, I recently realized the whole preparation and planning stage of my thru-hike is basically over.

Mar 3, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
On Thru-hiking, Legacies, and a Little Bit of Guilt

On Thru-hiking, Legacies, and a Little Bit of Guilt

Thru-hiking is, at the end of the day, a pretty self-centered act. It is about me and it benefits only me in the grand scheme of things. It certainly

Feb 3, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Why We Do Scary Things

Why We Do Scary Things

My start date is 46 days out, and as it nears, some end dates come with it. As beginnings and endings go together, so does excitement and anxiety.

Jan 21, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Stupid Crap I’m Going to Miss While Hiking the AT

Stupid Crap I’m Going to Miss While Hiking the AT

There’s a lot of very real and reasonable things that I will miss during the time I attempt my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail: my friends and

Nov 28, 2016 : Becky Booroojian