Emily Grundy

I'm an Australian hiker who likes laying in the dirt, smelling like an animal, and walking across countries. On trail, people sometimes call me Glitterbug. When I'm not hiking about, I like to run places, paint things, eat oats, and purchase obscene amounts of cinnamon.

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HexaTrek Tales Part 3: The End of Stage One and The Start of Who Knows

HexaTrek Tales Part 3: The End of Stage One and The Start of Who Knows

The cows stared at me and I stared back. Not at them but beyond. Beyond the piles of rocks and the fields of green. Beyond the sea of pines and the

Jul 6, 2024 : Emily Grundy
HexaTrek Tales Part 2: The Allure of Rushing and Pas de Routine

HexaTrek Tales Part 2: The Allure of Rushing and Pas de Routine

Summer warmth had arrived, bringing a day perfect for banking kilometers on my hike across France. Instead, I was wandering through a small town, two

Jun 27, 2024 : Emily Grundy
HexaTrek Tales Part 1: Rain, Uncertainty, and A Thousand Shades of Green

HexaTrek Tales Part 1: Rain, Uncertainty, and A Thousand Shades of Green

The thunder rumbles in my chest. The sky is putting on a magnificent light show tonight - so bright I can watch through the roof of my

Jun 9, 2024 : Emily Grundy
Travel Insurance for International Thru-Hikers: 8 Essential Considerations

Travel Insurance for International Thru-Hikers: 8 Essential Considerations

Choosing travel insurance: arguably one of the worst logistical headaches you’ll face when planning an international thru-hike. The process is laden

Mar 19, 2024 : Emily Grundy
Good Move? 4 Ways Thru-Hiking Can Build Your Career

Good Move? 4 Ways Thru-Hiking Can Build Your Career

I value my career. A lot. Over the past five years, I’ve dedicated countless hours to career planning. How can I have an impactful career? What

Dec 21, 2023 : Emily Grundy