I'm Geri. I bike, I make maps, and I prefer to spend my days embracing nature and eating popcorn. I like my sweets with a savory kick and my beer as sour as possible. I'm a transportation planner in DC, although rock scrambling is my true favorite form of transportation. I'm jumping into the new decade by thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2020 with my sister. I've got ultralight-lite dreams with expectations of comfort.
Now that we finally have most of or all of our gear, my sister, Jamie, and I finally were able to plan a long weekend for a decent shakedown trip. We opted for a 24-mile loop with 7,000+ elevation gain over two nights and three days, climbing up to Skyline Drive and the AT in Shenandoah National Park and ending with my favorite day hike within a reasonable drive of Washington, DC.