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

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
Heart so full

Heart so full

It's here. I'm in the airport. I didn't get on my first flight. I'm flying standby and they didn't have any room. I didn't mind. I'll get there

Apr 10, 2017 : Carolyn Burman
Less than two weeks away!

Less than two weeks away!

I'm less than two weeks away! I really did not think I was going to be one of those people to move my leave date. It has been set in stone for months

Mar 29, 2017 : Carolyn Burman
37 DAYS AWAY: A strange limbo period

37 DAYS AWAY: A strange limbo period

I'm 37 days away from stepping on the trail. 37 days of trying to be very present in my current life while preparing for the biggest life change I

Mar 10, 2017 : Carolyn Burman
Yoga and Hiking: Taking Yoga Off The Mat

Yoga and Hiking: Taking Yoga Off The Mat

I started Yoga Teacher Training with very little experience in doing yoga. I went to my first power class a few days before signing up for a yoga

Feb 9, 2017 : Carolyn Burman