Liz

Hi! I'm Liz, but for the next several months I'll be going by my trail name, Overkill. I grew up in Texas and moved to Maryland a few years ago. I fell in love with hiking a couple years ago, so you could say I'm still a rookie. I'm starting my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail from Springer in later March. My hope is that these little articles will share the beauty and challenges of the AT with my family and friends both new and old. Follow along and take bets on how many times I'll fall!

Posts

I’m Going to Need a Bigger Tube of Sunscreen – Springer to Neel Gap

I’m Going to Need a Bigger Tube of Sunscreen – Springer to Neel Gap

Hello all you freshly-showered, well-rested humans. Here I am at Neel Gap, 31-ish miles into the AT and the place where 25% of prospective

Apr 6, 2024 : Liz
Gear List, Part 2 – In Which I’m Sure I Forgot Something

Gear List, Part 2 – In Which I’m Sure I Forgot Something

  Welcome back! Let’s dive into the rest of what I’m bringing on the AT. Rainwear I have the REI Rainier jacket (I love that it has pit

Mar 25, 2024 : Liz
Gear List, Part 1 – In Which I’ve Probably Packed Too Much

Gear List, Part 1 – In Which I’ve Probably Packed Too Much

I’ll start out strong and admit that my initial base weight is about 25 pounds. Yes, yes, I know, that’s before food and water and how can I expect

Mar 22, 2024 : Liz
Why Do You Want to Hike the Appalachian Trail?

Why Do You Want to Hike the Appalachian Trail?

Hello all! I’m Liz, or “Overkill” on the trail. I’m originally from Texas but moved to Maryland a few years ago with my husband and daughter to be

Mar 11, 2024 : Liz