Cari Pattison

I'm a Northbound AT thru-hiker for 2019, having just left my jobs as a church minister and fitness instructor in New York. In high school my trail name became "Scout" when I mistakenly took an unopened scout-sized sleeping bag on a youth group camping trip to Yellowstone. Every night was a cold experiment of socks pulled up over my arms and coats over my head. Years later, embarking on a thru-hike of the AT is a dream come true! I even have a grown-up sleeping bag.

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5 Things No One Tells You About Packing for a Thru-hike

5 Things No One Tells You About Packing for a Thru-hike

"The soul does not grow by addition but by subtraction," wrote the fourteenth-century mystic Meister Eckhart. How much more can I subtract? I

Mar 15, 2019 : Cari Pattison
Why Are You Hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Why Are You Hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Befriending the questions: "Do you think you should do this, at your advanced age?" my 66-year-old dad said to me last night half-jokingly at

Mar 14, 2019 : Cari Pattison