Beth Harper

Hi! I'm Beth. I like singing disney songs in the shower, coconut flavored anything, and really terrible puns. You can usually find me rereading one of my favorite books, searching for treasures in thrift stores, or lying in the sun and pretending that I can tan. My husband Jordan and I fell in love with hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. We are thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail NOBO starting in March.

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The End and the Beginning

The End and the Beginning

It has been six months since I summited Katahdin, and over a year since I set out to thru hike the Appalachian Trail.  So here I am, six months

Apr 17, 2017 : Beth Harper
Chasing Happiness

Chasing Happiness

I'm currently sitting in a hammock at a hostel on the precipice of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. With less than 400 miles left, it's

Aug 26, 2016 : Beth Harper
Great Expectations 

Great Expectations 

I've neglected posting for a while. I told myself that it was due to lack of inspiration. This isn't entirely true, and I can't blame the trail for

Jul 14, 2016 : Beth Harper
Top Ten Reasons That Thru-Hikers are Like Toddlers

Top Ten Reasons That Thru-Hikers are Like Toddlers

10. They are fascinated by slimy things such as snakes, centipedes, and snails. 9. They seem to have boundless energy, but are in bed by 8

Jun 5, 2016 : Beth Harper
Sometimes I Fly Like an Eagle Sometimes I’m Deep in Despair: Hot Springs to Mile 407.6

Sometimes I Fly Like an Eagle Sometimes I’m Deep in Despair: Hot Springs to Mile 407.6

We spent two blissful zero days in Hot Springs enjoying the local food and the company of trail family. When we walked out of town the next morning I

May 27, 2016 : Beth Harper
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: Winding Stair Gap to Hot Springs, NC

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: Winding Stair Gap to Hot Springs, NC

One Feet, Two Feet, Red Feet, Blue feet Before leaving Franklin, I stopped at an Outfitter in order to get my feet checked since I had been having a

Apr 30, 2016 : Beth Harper
A Spork Casualty in 110 Miles

A Spork Casualty in 110 Miles

Living Life on the Edge (Not as much fun as it sounds) We left Neels Gap after taking our time relaxing in the morning and spending some time at

Apr 12, 2016 : Beth Harper
The Best Laid Plans

The Best Laid Plans

If there is one thing the trail is teaching me, it is flexibility. Before we left home, we carefully planned our first four days: reasonable

Apr 2, 2016 : Beth Harper
My Day Hike Before My Thru Hike

My Day Hike Before My Thru Hike

Our New Home Today we arrived at Amicalola Falls State Park where we officially registered as thru hikers, got our passport stamped, and

Mar 26, 2016 : Beth Harper
Procrastinators Unite…. Tomorrow!

Procrastinators Unite…. Tomorrow!

I Believe Introductions Are in Order Hey guys! My name is Beth, and my husband Jordan and I make up the hiking duo Harper's Tarry. We are starting

Mar 23, 2016 : Beth Harper