As an avid outdoor enthusiast, I'll be putting my biology degree to good use as I explore the Appalachian Trail with my big brother Andrew in 2015. We'll be stepping off a day after my 28th birthday. I'll also be hiking for a good cause - on the trail I'll be raising money for BECA (Bilingual Education for Central America), a non-profit dedicated to providing bilingual education to some of the most underprivileged families in Honduras (please donate at GoFundMe.com/ATforBECA). Maybe we'll even write a book about our adventures on the Trail ourselves! After the AT, I plan on going to grad school for ecology and then seeing where life takes me.
I know, I know, everyone else is posting about their awesome shakedown hikes, but stick with me here. My brother and I were supposed to have done our
Trigger Warning: Suicidal Thoughts Buckle in kiddos, this is going to be kind of a downer. I'm really hoping this post doesn't come off
It never ceases to amaze the amount of support my brother and I are getting for our big hike. "You're gonna be eaten by a bear." My coworker Glenn
I'm looking around at my pack and the variety of things that I own for backpacking and camping and panic sets in. Yup, that crappy picture (sorry, my
Last January, in a fit of cyclical unrest and uncertainty about my future, I sent my brother a text message along the lines of "Screw it. Let's do