Caitlyn Cleary

Hi, my name is Caitlyn. I am a 2013 AT thru hiker, a future triple-crowner (PCT 2015, anyone?), a current middle school teacher, a dog owner, and a sometimes runner. I like to hike in the rain. There, I said it.

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How to Fight Through On Trail and Post Trail Depression

How to Fight Through On Trail and Post Trail Depression

With the passing of Robin Williams this month, depression has been on my mind. I wrote specifically about this death here, but I’d like to explore

Aug 28, 2014 : Caitlyn Cleary
5 Reasons to Love Being a Day Hiker

5 Reasons to Love Being a Day Hiker

Last weekend, my good friend Amy and I ventured a few hours east of Nashville on a mission to explore the popular and beautiful Cummins Falls.

Aug 19, 2014 : Caitlyn Cleary
A Long Distance Backpacker’s Book Review of “Wild”

A Long Distance Backpacker’s Book Review of “Wild”

Well, I finally did it. I found a used copy of Cheryl Strayed’s book Wild and A Walk In The Woods, but has not yet read them, I say go read. If

Jul 18, 2014 : Caitlyn Cleary
Finding “Home” After the Appalachian Trail

Finding “Home” After the Appalachian Trail

There are a couple of well-known sayings about the concept of home. Most often, people will tell you that “home is where the heart is.” Hikers are

Jul 7, 2014 : Caitlyn Cleary
One Year Later

One Year Later

One Year Ago March 30, 2013--one year, 30 pounds, and 2,000 miles ago... It is hard for me to believe that it has been one year since I first

Apr 3, 2014 : Caitlyn Cleary