Christine

NEVER HAVE I EVER: - Been backpacking - Written a blog - Had a nickname - Pooped in the woods - Not panicked in close proximity of a small wild animal (skunk, possum, bird, raccoon) THINGS I HAVE DONE - Lived in AR (7 years), CA (11 years), FL (6 years) - Earned my BA in Business Management - Announced my intentions to the world, via the Facebook - Sold everything that doesn't fit in my Hyundai Elantra - Accepted a job at Yosemite National Park for the next 6 months - Convinced my parents that this isn't completely insane *I think - 4 months of physical therapy to build muscle around my broken vertebrae - Purchased what some might consider "a lot of beef jerky" - Spent countless hours researching maildrops, water filtration, and the intrinsic greatness of merino wool

Posts

Is Quitting the Same as Failing?

Is Quitting the Same as Failing?

In June 2015, I quit hiking the Appalachian Trail. I know a bunch of other people who quit too. Some of them quit before me, some after, all for

Apr 2, 2019 : Christine
New Year, Who Dis?

New Year, Who Dis?

If you subscribe to the concept of the linear passing of time, then you probably just celebrated the completion of another year of counting days on

Jan 3, 2019 : Christine
Cynical Christmas Hater Takes Up Holiday Hiking to Spite Commercialism

Cynical Christmas Hater Takes Up Holiday Hiking to Spite Commercialism

Let me preface this by saying: I do not actually hate Christmas, but I strongly disagree with many Christmas-related things. In 2014, I announced to

Dec 25, 2018 : Christine
A Return to Writing as Grief Evolves

A Return to Writing as Grief Evolves

About four years ago, I made my debut on the Appalachian Trials blogger page, with fiery optimism and about zero experience. I posted, irregularly at

Dec 12, 2018 : Christine
I FINALLY Packed – Stop Judging Me

I FINALLY Packed – Stop Judging Me

In 12 days, I will be taking 3 Greyhound buses from Little Rock, AR to Atlanta, GA, where a fellow 2015 AT hiker will be picking me and driving us to

Feb 22, 2015 : Christine
Inspiration: Found

Inspiration: Found

I have been struggling to write another post since I hiked Mt Whitney, because I haven't done anything totally awesome and worth bragging

Nov 6, 2014 : Christine
View From the Top – Hiking Mt Whitney

View From the Top – Hiking Mt Whitney

On Tuesday, September 2, 2014, I summited Mt Whitney, the highest elevation in the continental US  (14,505 ft above sea level).  The Mt Whitney Trail

Sep 5, 2014 : Christine
Hey check this out… A new blogger!

Hey check this out… A new blogger!

Let's just skip over the obligatory introduction part and get right to the right now part.  Maybe I'll give you guys some well placed flashbacks as

Jul 29, 2014 : Christine