Becky Booroojian

Hi, I'm Becky. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2017. These days I work with children who are completely unimpressed by my past exploits. I offer a lot of advice about thru-hiking you can probably ignore.

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7 Lessons from a Thru-Hiker Who Knew Nothing and Still Finished the Trail

7 Lessons from a Thru-Hiker Who Knew Nothing and Still Finished the Trail

I was a pretty terrible thru-hiker. I say that mostly in jest.  I finished and, in retrospect, I’m so pleased with every second of it, so what else

Nov 29, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Afterthoughts

Afterthoughts

It has been 28 days since I’ve summited Katahdin and 22 days since I hiked my last mile on the AT.  A lot of things have happened since then, which

Nov 9, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Rangeley to the End

Rangeley to the End

Spoiler Alert: This blog post ends with me finishing my thru-hike. I do a lot of the framework for every blog while I’m walking and I knew I wasn’t

Oct 22, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Crawford Notch to Rangeley Scorecard

Crawford Notch to Rangeley Scorecard

Hey all! Currently sitting through what is probably going to be the last zero of my thru-hike. It wasn't actually by choice, but due to a lost

Sep 24, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Bennington to Crawford Notch Scorecard

Bennington to Crawford Notch Scorecard

The Whites are hard, guys. For 1,750 miles, all I heard about was how hard the Whites were. Nary a complaint could exit my mouth without the White

Sep 11, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Well-I’m-in-New-York to Bennington Scorecard

Well-I’m-in-New-York to Bennington Scorecard

Hello all! Today marks an unusual blog in that it is the first one since before I set foot on the approach trail that's being typed on an actual

Aug 20, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Rock ‘n Sole hostel to Well-I’m-in-New-York Scorecard

Rock ‘n Sole hostel to Well-I’m-in-New-York Scorecard

Hey all! In case you haven't noticed, I usually like to set the scene for these blogs by explaining where I am now, but I don't want to do that

Aug 6, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Harper’s Ferry to Rock ‘n Sole Hostel Scorecard

Harper’s Ferry to Rock ‘n Sole Hostel Scorecard

I am very, very sleepy. I'm curled up on one of the nicest of the many bunks I've slept in since I started hiking. My feet hurt, but I'm snuggled in

Jul 18, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Lexington to Harper’s Ferry(ish) Scorecard

Lexington to Harper’s Ferry(ish) Scorecard

A lot of things have happened since I blogged last, and for the sake of getting everyone updated, I'll skip my usual scorecard format and return to

Jul 4, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Blacksburg to Lexington Scorecard

Blacksburg to Lexington Scorecard

I'm going to be honest, I'm writing this while watching game 5 of the NBA finals. My proof-reader and editor (spoiler alert: it's my dad) is also

Jun 13, 2017 : Becky Booroojian