Hey! I hiked the AT Sobo last year - 2019 - and just finished up in snowy December. This year I'll be hiking the South West Coast Path (630 mile coastal route in UK, the Tour du Mont Blanc, PCT SOBO and starting the Te Araroa in NZ
I'm a teacher by trade but also a writer, speaker and advocate for honesty in mental and physical health. I'm here for all your chat, sass and amusing feedback. Excited to chat with you. You can find me most active on Instagram as @appalachiangail
Hiking solo on the trail is common, but some people, especially women, can feel anxious about some of the situations they may face. Here're my hot tips and thoughts on safety, having just finished the AT SOBO; my first ever thru hike.
Have you ever had to face what seemed like insurmountable odds in order to achieve something? Well, I'm there with you. After nearly 20 years of chronic pain I finally found a cure, and am now finally setting out to attempt my lifelong dream: a thru hike of the AT, taking my unwavering medicine of hope with me.