Hello World! My name is Meg, also known as Freight Train. I am a former Appalachian Trail thruhiker (NOBO 2011). I have also thruhiked the Long Trail of Vermont, as well as the Everest Base Camp trek. I am a hiking, backpacking and camping enthusiast and seek out the peace and inspiration of the wild places as much as possible. I am also an avid runner. I enjoy blending those two loves in the form of trail running in my home state of Vermont. I have spent several summers leading trail crews throughout Vermont--building rock staircases, waterbars, drainage and various other projects. I currently work in an alternative school for boys in southern Vermont. My partner and I enjoy taking our dog, Mabel, on many of the local trails. Our goal is to get her accustomed to camping and backpacking and turning her into a real trail dog. Her trail name is Muddy Waters--I think you might be able to understand why! My other hobbies include vegan baking and cooking, spending time with my nieces, writing, reading, dancing, teaching and practicing yoga. I am a huge fan of Will Farrell, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCartney. My favorite color is yellow and my favorite food is sweet potatoes.
When I started my NOBO thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail on April 1, 2011, romance was not at the top of my list. It was not at the top of my goals