Dakota Jackson

Dakota thru-hiked the AT in 2015. Dakota hails from Boston, MA, and is currently in London, where she occasionally dreams of Pasta Sides and fresh air. Described by many as reasonably funny and not too annoying.

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Why Women Worry: A Fear of Hiking Alone is a Product of Our Society

Why Women Worry: A Fear of Hiking Alone is a Product of Our Society

This article is written in (semi agreement and response) to Glacier's more harassment in everyday life than men. It is only natural that women would

Apr 26, 2016 : Dakota Jackson
Started from the Bottom and Now We’re Here: North Adams, MA to Baxter Peak, ME

Started from the Bottom and Now We’re Here: North Adams, MA to Baxter Peak, ME

A couple of years before hiking the Appalachian Trail, I was on a hike with my mother in the White Mountains when we encountered two young women

Sep 28, 2015 : Dakota Jackson
Real World, Appalachian Trail: Buena Vista, VA to North Adams, MA

Real World, Appalachian Trail: Buena Vista, VA to North Adams, MA

It's official; I have completed the Appalachian Trail. I summited Katahdin on September 4. I have also neglected blogging. It was either one or the

Sep 10, 2015 : Dakota Jackson
The Story of My Red Right Ankle: Damascus to Buena Vista

The Story of My Red Right Ankle: Damascus to Buena Vista

"It might be time to go full grandma, Artichoke," Gold Star noted as he passed me for the third time that day.  "This is my full grandma," I

Jun 8, 2015 : Dakota Jackson
The Road Goes Ever On: Hot Springs to DamascusĀ 

The Road Goes Ever On: Hot Springs to DamascusĀ 

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I need to be"- Douglas Adams These past few weeks have been my

May 16, 2015 : Dakota Jackson
Human Mud Bogging and Other Extreme Sports: Hiawassee to Hot Springs

Human Mud Bogging and Other Extreme Sports: Hiawassee to Hot Springs

It has been a busy two weeks! The feet and legs are doing well, and I can definitely feel my body getting stronger.  My trail name, for better

Apr 30, 2015 : Dakota Jackson
The Power of Three: Days 0 to 6

The Power of Three: Days 0 to 6

Well, here I am taking a lazy zero day in Haiwassee, GA after six days on the AT. I've come to learn one key fact about myself, and that is, what I

Apr 14, 2015 : Dakota Jackson