Hanna Espie

Hey there! I'm Hanna from Michigan, an AT NOBO starting March 14th. Other than hiking, I enjoy travelling to new places, learning about people, and reading new ideas and stories. I'm excited to share my AT thru hike with you and hope it sparks your own adventure.

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Eating My Way Through Franklin, N.C.

Eating My Way Through Franklin, N.C.

Getting back on trail after time in town is always a little difficult. However, this instance was different because it came with the knowledge of

Apr 24, 2018 : Hanna Espie
When Things Don’t Go as Planned: Neel Gap to Dicks Creek

When Things Don’t Go as Planned: Neel Gap to Dicks Creek

After making it to Neel Gap, a couple of women I’d been hiking with and I decided to get a cabin at Blood Mountain Cabins for a warm bed and a hot

Apr 2, 2018 : Hanna Espie
My First 40 Miles on the AT: Approach Trail to Neel Gap

My First 40 Miles on the AT: Approach Trail to Neel Gap

My first five days on the Appalachian Trail were an eye-opener. For better or worse, I decided to hike the approach trail, which proved to be some

Mar 29, 2018 : Hanna Espie
My Lists for Mentally Preparing to Thru-Hike the AT

My Lists for Mentally Preparing to Thru-Hike the AT

Preparation is key for any thru-hike. When I started to research and agonize over gear, I had no idea that mentally preparing for a thru-hike was

Mar 5, 2018 : Hanna Espie