Hi, my name is Ellie. I am a college student from Minnesota and will be hiking the Appalachian Trail Southbound beginning in early June. The AT has been on my radar since I got back to school in the fall after thru-hiking the Colorado Trail last summer. I'm really looking forward to exploring the East coast and getting back to doing what I love on trail.
I was warned by several hikers that the terrain in the second half of the 100-Mile Wilderness would get much tougher, but the trail itself
The unfortunate part about hiking the Appalachian Trail Southbound is that you must begin with Mount Katahdin, or “Mother K” as the Northbounders
Any section of the Appalachian Trail will require its own combination of gear, however, a southbound hike beginning in June will throw both humid
People often tell us to go to school for something we’re passionate about, but unfortunately, I have yet to find a 4-year degree for thru-hiking.