Hello! I'm Dayna. I hate pencils pointing at me, eggs, any kind of melon, and the color red. I love free food, my bed, The Grapes of Wrath, cycling, and Guatemala. Until my thru hike, I had never bought anything at Wal-Mart, and I believe the best way to ruin good cookie dough is to bake it. In 2013, I graduated from law school at Brigham Young University, went through the police academy (long story), and passed the bar exam. In 2014, I hiked SOBO from Maine on July 15 and finished on Springer Mountain on November 22. My thru hike made me braver, but I'm still working on it.
This is kind of a scary post for me to write because I have received some flak from various trolls on some of my blog posts, and since this one
Like so many blockbuster movie franchises lately, my final installment will be broken into two parts. Unlike those franchises, doing it this way will
After leaving Virginia, I headed to Hampton, Tennessee. I had planned to stay at the Hiker Haven in town, and I met a trail angel called Peakseeker
With over 500 miles of trail, Virginia constitutes about a fourth of the AT. I think it has taken me about four weeks to get through, and I have a
When I left Port Clinton, PA, I was slated to hit Duncannon on a Sunday, which wasn't going to work, because I had mail waiting for me there, and I
Let's be real. Ever since Maine, I have been having some morale issues. While everyone was talking about how cool it was to be out on the trail, I
Since my last update, I've finished Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and I'm now in New York, where I'm taking two zeros in the city.
The White Mountains are now behind us, and they were awesome. I must say my morale has shot way, way up since we have been in New Hampshire. The
All right, y'all, I'm out of Maine, the Tony Perkis of the AT. I call it Tony Perkis because it whips you into shape by basically handing you your
Total mileage: 188.2 The best part about Monson was that my dad came into town. He picked me up at Shaw's and took me to Waterville, where we had