Emily S.

Hi I'm Emily! I'm a very novice backpacker, attempting to tackle the AT, NOBO, starting in March 2019. Until then, I work as a lawyer at a big firm in NYC. I landed in the city-that-never-sleeps-outside almost 7 years ago after college in VA, and before that I did my growing up in NC. I enjoy food, wine, friends, car camping, yoga, and debating the Big Questions. Wish me luck!

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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Philosophical

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Philosophical

I am less than one week out from kicking off my NOBO AT attempt.  The rosy visions of campfire sing-alongs and sweeping vistas that filled my mind's

Mar 4, 2019 : Emily S.
The Lowest-Key Shakedown Before My Hike

The Lowest-Key Shakedown Before My Hike

I very gently shook down this weekend. That is to say, I camped in my parents' backyard and completed a good day hike.   Also, I set my new tent

Dec 24, 2018 : Emily S.
Confessions of an Armchair Backpacker

Confessions of an Armchair Backpacker

I cannot emphasize enough how inexperienced at backpacking I am.  I am an armchair backpacker, replete with theoretical backpacking expertise.  I

Dec 12, 2018 : Emily S.
“Will You Walk the Whole Way?” and Other Questions

“Will You Walk the Whole Way?” and Other Questions

In just under three months I will be taking off on an adventure of my lifetime: I'm going to try to walk from Georgia to Maine.  Almost everyone I've

Dec 11, 2018 : Emily S.