What is up! My name is Callia and I'm thru hiking the AT NOBO '22. Follow my journey as I ~blog~ about my adventures and the cast of characters I'll meet; capture a visual pokedex of Appalachian views, critters, and shrooms; and probably learn some things.
There are many times out here when despite the incalculable variables and odds, you end up exactly where you are meant to be with the people you
Silent but deadly Day two in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park felt like a marathon. The Smokies are beautiful but today was a treadmill
A Turning Point and a Point of Reflection The icy night past the border crossing into North Carolina proved to be fateful. It brought me to
Ice Arrives Surviving the night was a Sisyphean task. The next task— wrestling my frozen solid trail runners onto my feet. I called it the Wim
The First ZeroHobbling into my first hostel, my left knee had swelled to the size of a softball. I was frustrated at my body, at myself. I should