Dawn Webster

Dawn plans to end a 5 year "optimistically quarter-life crisis" with a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. This journey has already included becoming a physician of acupuncture, herbs, and traditional Chinese medicine and traveling throughout 40-ish countries, often with trumpet in tow. Why not reintroduce myself to American culture with a walk in the woods?

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Thru-hiking with food sensitivities- a rough guide

Thru-hiking with food sensitivities- a rough guide

On August 16 I finished my hike of the Appalachian Trail.  4.5 months of near-daily intense physical effort, that required a goodly amount of fuel.

Sep 7, 2016 : Dawn Webster
UL Thru Hike Gear List and Review

UL Thru Hike Gear List and Review

So far I've spent the week and a half since finishing watching reruns of Family Guy on TV, playing with the optimal AC setting in my hotel room (yes,

Aug 29, 2016 : Dawn Webster
Two months in: What works, what doesn’t

Two months in: What works, what doesn’t

Haiku Hikes. What doesn't work: Pictures I've gotten a bit bored with taking pictures.  I don't really like taking pictures and am basically doing

Jun 5, 2016 : Dawn Webster
One month on trail: What worked, what didn’t

One month on trail: What worked, what didn’t

Night hiking out of Gatlinburg. Well, it's been a solid one month on trail for me.  I hiked out from Springer on March 31 and got into Damascus

May 3, 2016 : Dawn Webster
6 Trail mix recipes to get you excited

6 Trail mix recipes to get you excited

Been busy this week doing a lot of planning. I am maildropping most of my food in order to save money and eat more healthy (I refuse to subsist for

Feb 14, 2016 : Dawn Webster
Travel hacking the AT: Adventures in grocery hacking

Travel hacking the AT: Adventures in grocery hacking

This is not ultralight. It's getting closer to D-day and that means it's getting real out here in Everywhere Else, where I live.  I finished the

Jan 31, 2016 : Dawn Webster
Travel hack: Earn 3 Hotel Nights in AT Towns for Under $50 Total

Travel hack: Earn 3 Hotel Nights in AT Towns for Under $50 Total

The largest number of cash blown by hikers on the trail occurs at town stops. According to some figures, an average amount is well over $1000 for a

Dec 13, 2015 : Dawn Webster
Things I’ve learned from a summer of shakedowns

Things I’ve learned from a summer of shakedowns

So, unlike most prospective Appalachian Trail hikers (well, at least from what I can tell) I haven't been slaving away at eighteen jobs trying to

Nov 5, 2015 : Dawn Webster
Travel hacking the AT: Part One- Intro

Travel hacking the AT: Part One- Intro

One reason (admittedly not the strongest) I never thought I'd hike the AT was that it cost a lot of money. As I looked into it, REALLY a lot of

Sep 9, 2015 : Dawn Webster