Hannah Goodman

Hi, I'm Hannah (a.k.a. Spring). I enjoy going for long walks in the woods with my rubber duck and deciding whether my cheese is too sweaty to eat after it has sat in my pack multiple days. I graduated high school last year and am taking a gap year in order to spend as much time outdoors as possible before I go back to school. I'm thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail NOBO starting in February and can't wait to see how many pounds of swedish fish and gummy worms I consume while on the trail.

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An Overview of New England on the Appalachian Trail

An Overview of New England on the Appalachian Trail

While I have been hiking in Maine, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on the last couple of months. This hike has gone by fast and slow at the

Jul 26, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
Mindset Matters on the Appalachian Trail

Mindset Matters on the Appalachian Trail

I love typing up my daily journal entries. In fifteen years I will be able to remember the details of my thru-hike by reading these blog posts. I

Jun 29, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
Days 79 through 84 on the Appalachian Trail

Days 79 through 84 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 79 I tossed and turned all night even though I was in a comfy town bed. In the morning, I was annoyed that I had slept badly but was happy to be

Jun 15, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
Days 74 through 78 on the Appalachian Trail

Days 74 through 78 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 74 I woke up in the hotel room by myself and decided to shower in order to wake myself up. I turned on the hot water and stepped in, expecting

May 28, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
The Four State Challenge

The Four State Challenge

The four-state challenge is when hikers start from the VA/WV border, hike through West Virginia and Maryland, and end at the Mason Dixon line where

May 28, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
Slowing Down in Shenandoah National Park

Slowing Down in Shenandoah National Park

Day 61:The Worst Day So Far After leaving Waynesboro, VA, I had a really tough day hiking 20 miles. As soon as I got dropped off at the trailhead, I

May 12, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
Days 56 through 60 on the Appalachian Trail

Days 56 through 60 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 56 I was out of the shelter and hiking at 8 am, wanting to get in as many miles as possible before a rainy afternoon. 10 miles into my day I

May 4, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
There Are No Rules on the AT

There Are No Rules on the AT

I’ve recently noticed that I make rules for myself to make my hike “easier.” I would tell myself that I must get halfway through my hiking day before

Apr 28, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
Days 46 Through 50 on the Appalachian Trail

Days 46 Through 50 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 46 Woods Hole hostel is an iconic spot on the AT and it was so hard to leave. I woke up unsure of what the day would bring but excited for

Apr 22, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
Days 40 through 45 on the Appalachian Trail

Days 40 through 45 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 40 I woke up early even though I was in a comfy town bed. I think my body is used to waking up with the sun so I can’t sleep in anymore. Bug and

Apr 14, 2021 : Hannah Goodman