Erin Briggeman

Hello, I'm Erin! I'm taking a shot at thru-hiking the AT starting late April 2016. I make illustrations, I make cookies, I make puns, and I'm pretty stoic about getting rained on, so as far as I'm concerned, that's the whole checklist of AT pre-requirements completed. Let's go do this thing.

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Days 86-90

Days 86-90

Day 86: Rausch Gap Shelter to 501 Shelter So the log was not kidding about raccoons at Rausch Gap. Wonderbro apparently did not do a real hang last

Aug 30, 2016 : Erin Briggeman
Days 81-85

Days 81-85

Here is the first of several posts in a major update! Thanks to various reasons it has been hard for me to keep on top of this, but I am still

Aug 30, 2016 : Erin Briggeman
Days 76-80

Days 76-80

Day 76: Dahlgren Backpack Campground to Ensign Cowall Shelter Sticks and the Girl didn't show up at the campground last night, while Councilor got

Jul 28, 2016 : Erin Briggeman
Days 61-75

Days 61-75

Okay, I've got some explaining to do. The good news is, I'm back on the trail! And I have been, for, uh, three weeks. My shoulder is in great shape,

Jul 28, 2016 : Erin Briggeman
An Appalachian Interlude

An Appalachian Interlude

Confessions on how I'm a total liar: So!  You all remembered how I said I was going to keep hiking with my shoulder and all, right? That was a

Jun 28, 2016 : Erin Briggeman
Days 56-60

Days 56-60

Day 56: Wise Shelter to Hurricane Mountain Shelter Today was cloudy, but still lovely. Recon and I set out from Wise Shelter and hiked out of

Jun 21, 2016 : Erin Briggeman
Days 51-55

Days 51-55

Day 51: Damascus Not nauseous anymore, but still zero appetite. I didn't do much today, just stayed in the shade with a book and napped a lot. Day

Jun 20, 2016 : Erin Briggeman
Days 46-50

Days 46-50

Day 46-Day 50: Damascus to...Damascus I'm down and out in Damascus. I woke up the morning after making stew with the nausea that has been been

Jun 12, 2016 : Erin Briggeman
Days 41-45

Days 41-45

Day 41: Campsite at Laurel Fork to Vandeventer Shelter Shade and I got up in the morning and walked about a mile and a half into Hampton, TN to grab

Jun 7, 2016 : Erin Briggeman
Days 36-40

Days 36-40

Day 36: Nolichucky Gorge Campground to the campsite just north of Beauty Patch Today was about another short-ish day while Shade and I wait for

Jun 7, 2016 : Erin Briggeman