I'm Ellen, I'm 25, and the word "future" makes me shake in my hiking boots. Starting in April, I'll be thru-hiking the A.T. with my childhood friend, Anna.
For the benefit of those unfamiliar with hiking culture, I'll explain the concept of trail names briefly. Trail names are nicknames, usually
Scene: Two college-aged girls watch the horror movie Wrong Turn in a cool, dark basement. On the television screen, attractive, young actors scream
When I decide to do something, I like to get started on it immediately. For example, when I find a book synopsis interesting, I want to read the book
Much of my preparation for the Appalachian Trail has involved shopping. Lots and lots of shopping. This has been both fun — researching gear,