Hi! I’m Charlotte, a Canadian who is attempting to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2019. Seemingly I like to be in pain because I love long distance hiking and ultrarunning. I have thru-hiked the Long Trail and the East Coast Trail, and run up to 80miles in one go, but I still think the AT will be my hardest challenge yet. I’m a quirky avocado lover who loves to laugh.
Just like most aspiring thru-hikers, I am trying to make my base weight as light as possible. Every gram (or as you say in the States, ounce) makes a
As I approach the start date of my Appalachian Trail thru-hike attempt, a question has been regularly appearing in my daily mind jargon. What if I
I was born into a family of hikers. My grandfather helped found the East Coast Trail, a 300-kilometer hiking trail in Newfoundland. My parents
Let’s talk blisters. Often very small but ever so painful. Every time you take a step you feel a sharp pain, hundreds of little knives digging
“Mom, please never let me hike the Appalachian Trail. There will come a day when I will want to hike the Appalachian Trail, but you must not let me.”