Eliane Coates

Hi my name is Eliane, you can also call me Elle. I am from Frederick, Maryland and recently graduated college from the University of North Carolina Asheville. In Summer 2015, I served as the Visitor Service intern at ATC Headquarters in Harpers Ferry, WV. Here, my dream began to thru hike the trail and I will head NOBO in March 2016.

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How the Trail Has Continued to Shape My Life Post-Summit

How the Trail Has Continued to Shape My Life Post-Summit

Coming home from the trail- obviously sucked! Anyone who thru-hiked can attest to this, I am sure. Trying my best to be positive, I wanted to try to

Nov 7, 2016 : Eliane Coates
The Most Beautiful Journey

The Most Beautiful Journey

For those of you who have followed my journey since the beginning, or know me personally, you know that this time a year ago, I lost my Father, my

Oct 8, 2016 : Eliane Coates
The Wild and Wonderful Whites

The Wild and Wonderful Whites

 The whole time we have been on the trail, we have heard over and over again about how the White Mountains would be challenging. Without

Aug 29, 2016 : Eliane Coates
A Day In The Life of an AT Thru-Hiker

A Day In The Life of an AT Thru-Hiker

For those who are unfamiliar with the backpacking lifestyle, here is a brief overview of a typical day in the life of a thru-hiker. If you have

Aug 3, 2016 : Eliane Coates
As the Days and Miles Fly by

As the Days and Miles Fly by

Time has flown and all of a sudden we are in the midst of the summer heat, and the Pennsylvania Rocks. After hitting halfway in Harper's Ferry, I am

Jun 27, 2016 : Eliane Coates
How Even A Month On the Trail Will Change You

How Even A Month On the Trail Will Change You

I am now approaching my one month anniversary on the trail this upcoming week. Already, it is a shock when I come back into town. Life on the trail

Apr 9, 2016 : Eliane Coates
Hiking was my Hobby- Now It’s My Life

Hiking was my Hobby- Now It’s My Life

Week One- Amicalola Falls to Hiawassee And just like that I am almost out of Georgia. Just enough time in Georgia was spent seeing hundreds of

Mar 23, 2016 : Eliane Coates
What’s in my Pack- Ft. The Sparkly Silver Umbrella

What’s in my Pack- Ft. The Sparkly Silver Umbrella

 The final week before take-off has arrived. Even after months of preparation, I find myself still scrambling to make sure I have everything

Mar 13, 2016 : Eliane Coates
Hike Your Own Hike~ Trust In The Trail

Hike Your Own Hike~ Trust In The Trail

What Does it mean to "Hike Your Own Hike"?A common phrase on the trail is "hike your own hike". It is up to the individual hiker how they can

Feb 22, 2016 : Eliane Coates
The Strong-Willed Survive

The Strong-Willed Survive

Pre-Trail Anticipation: Lying in bed trying to fall asleep at night, the questions race through my head over and over again. Will I make it to

Feb 11, 2016 : Eliane Coates