Carolyn Burman

Howda! My name is Carolyn Burman and I am an AT Nobo thru-hiker hopeful beginning my sojourn on April 15, 2017. My dream to hike the Appalachian Trail began two years ago when I became utterly and over-the-top obsessed with the idea of hiking from Georgia to Maine. For whatever reason, walking from Georgia to my home of New England was exactly the kind of insanity I had been yearning for. In the beginning of my planning, I researched what it would take to rescue a Chihuahua puppy to raise as my hiking companion on the trail, strapping it to the front of my pack like a newborn baby. Unfortunately, after several hours of research on the importance of keeping your pack light, the dream of the Chihuahua faded, but my dream of hiking the AT remained! Anyways, I look forward to sleeping on the earth every night and feeling no guilt about the junk food I will be consuming along the way. Onward and Upward!

Posts

Papers strewn

Papers strewn

Before the trail, my life was a neatly stacked pile of papers. I spent time making sure the edges of the papers were aligned and that the corners

Oct 6, 2017 : Carolyn Burman
Why I decided to flip with 200 miles to go…

Why I decided to flip with 200 miles to go…

  I've wanted to flip since Virginia.  I started this hike with the intention of going northbound the whole way. I began April 11, but noticed by

Sep 25, 2017 : Carolyn Burman
Discouraged. Discouraged. Discouraged.

Discouraged. Discouraged. Discouraged.

Okay, it's been so long since I've blogged. There are a few reasons for this but the MAIN reason for this is because: i have been evaluating and

Aug 27, 2017 : Carolyn Burman
More than half way!

More than half way!

Hello!! As with most of the posts on this site written by bloggers, I'll start with an apology about MY LACK OF BLOGGING LATELY. I try to catch up

Jul 24, 2017 : Carolyn Burman
The Virginia Blues are real.

The Virginia Blues are real.

It's taken me a while to muster up the energy to write this post. I'm at mile 729 in Daleville, VA at a Howard Johnson Motel that for some reason

Jun 20, 2017 : Carolyn Burman
Notes from the trail- night hiking, slackpacking and more!!

Notes from the trail- night hiking, slackpacking and more!!

Hello world!! Wow, once again so much has happened and yet, I spend all of my days walking north on one single trail. I'm trying to come up with a

May 28, 2017 : Carolyn Burman
Smoothing out the kinks

Smoothing out the kinks

Hi dear friends, This week was a transformative one on the trail. This week, I felt like I got everything right. Not that things were going wrong.

May 19, 2017 : Carolyn Burman
Notes from the trail- a quick update.

Notes from the trail- a quick update.

Hello world! It's been a few weeks since I've blogged and on the trail, weeks can feel like years. There is simply so much packed into a day out

May 11, 2017 : Carolyn Burman
The Gremlin Days

The Gremlin Days

I've been on the trail for two weeks exactly and i have become aware of a phenomenon I like to call "The Gremlin Days." On these days, my gremlins

Apr 24, 2017 : Carolyn Burman
The first five days

The first five days

Hello! It's my first time blogging amongst the logs. I'm currently wedged between two trees on top of a mountain lifting my phone up in the air for

Apr 15, 2017 : Carolyn Burman