Hi everyone, Cassie here! I'm a 21 year old girl from central PA who was born to travel. Every place I've been to is stuck in my heart forever- from the giant Redwoods of California to the mountains of the Adirondacks and the rocks of Utah. I'll be skipping out on my graduation for my BSN and setting out on my thru hike of the Appalachian Trail March of 2018. Follow my journey!
It's been almost exactly four months since I stood on top of that Katahdin sign on a crisp, sunny, Maine morning. It's taken me that long to process
There's no doubt that thru-hiking is hard. But here I am, with less than 500 miles to go, and the thought of quitting hasn't crossed my mind once.
Initially being diagnosed with a mental disorder is intimidating in the first place, let alone being diagnosed a few months before embarking on a
In my first weeks of the AT I’ve experienced just about every kind of weather possible. Fog so thick you can’t see the blazes, soaking rain, freezing
You mean I can't take IV supplies? Breaking down my first aid kit to the bare minimum.
I know that you are irrepressible, that you cannot dampen your fire. And on days that you feel flawed and peculiar, when you feel lost, I want you to know that someone out there feels this same, indescribable feeling… completely, unapologetically wild.
Gear Addiction There’s a certain thrill in planning this whole adventure. The best part of my day is the time I set aside in the evenings to pull
After committing to backpacking for months at a time, the next step is announcing it to family and friends. It's important to prepare yourself for their reactions and to know WHY you're doing this hike.