Colleen Goldhorn

Hello! My name is Colleen, but I'm better known on the trail as NoNa. I currently live in Rocksylvania, and have been in love with climbing the state's rocky peaks since I was a little girl. In 2016, I attempted a thru hike of the AT when illness unfortunately forced me off the trail - however I am currently working towards section hiking my way to Katahdin! You can usually catch me somewhere in the woods most likely hugging a tree, taking a thousand pictures of the same overlook, or eating my 5th Snickers bar of the day. Happy hiking!

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How To Suffer Less During Your Next Winter Hike

How To Suffer Less During Your Next Winter Hike

When the temperature starts to drop and the ground begins to get covered in snow, many trails suddenly find themselves mostly empty until spring decid

Jan 18th : Colleen Goldhorn
So, You Want To Photograph Your Thru Hike

So, You Want To Photograph Your Thru Hike

It makes sense to want to capture awesome pictures of your hike. After all, spending any considerable amount of time on the trail is sure to be a life

Jan 4th : Colleen Goldhorn
Why Every Hiker Should Visit Pennsylvania (Part 2)

Why Every Hiker Should Visit Pennsylvania (Part 2)

If you read my

Dec 21st : Colleen Goldhorn
How To Get More Of Your Friends To Go Outside With You!

How To Get More Of Your Friends To Go Outside With You!

It’s a very unfortunate dilemma that I have seen many hikers regularly face: “I love all of my friends, but none of them want to go on any fun outdoor

Dec 7th : Colleen Goldhorn
Welcome to the 80%

Welcome to the 80%

Okay, so you set out on a thru hike, didn’t finish, and you are now part of the statistics. Welcome to the 80% my friend. While it’s true that o

Nov 23rd : Colleen Goldhorn
“You’ve Got Some Explaining To Do”

“You’ve Got Some Explaining To Do”

From the second I began announcing to people that I was attempting a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail, I have been flooded with support. From talkin

Sep 26th : Colleen Goldhorn
Lyme Disease: Just A Hiccup

Lyme Disease: Just A Hiccup

If you read my last post, then you probably saw me casually throw in at the end that I officially have Lyme Disease. What you might not know is that I

Jul 15th : Colleen Goldhorn
A Day in the Life of NoNa

A Day in the Life of NoNa

Although there isn't too much of a strict schedule out on the trail, most hikers naturally fall into their own routine that helps make sure they get t

Jul 11th : Colleen Goldhorn
There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

Dorothy had it right – hiking through your home state is amazing! Not only do you get lots of visits from your family and friends, but you get to see

Jul 2nd : Colleen Goldhorn
Welcome to The Bubble

Welcome to The Bubble

BIG NEWS! As of last Thursday morning, I am officially the 26th flip flip hiker to pass through the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. That's right, my no

Jun 27th : Colleen Goldhorn