Heather P

Hey howdy! My husband and I will be starting our NOBO thru attempt in March of 2017. At present, I live in Washington state and I work as an occupational therapist. I am a lover of documentaries, peppermint everything, my sweet dog, and early bedtimes. Louise (our dog) is such a joy, but she won't be coming along with us. My wanderlust is the product of being raised in the military; I don't think I will ever see enough places or meet enough people. My husband had the hare-brained idea to hike the Appalachian Trail...I took that idea and ran with it. Follow along with our adventure! Happy hiking!

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Just when I thought I was done…..last minute gear-list changes!

Just when I thought I was done…..last minute gear-list changes!

I am not ashamed to admit that I have very little backpacking experience. A year ago, I didn't own a single piece of backpacking gear. Through diligen

Jan 19th : Heather P
Tunes for the Trail: Making the Sounds as Epic as the Sights

Tunes for the Trail: Making the Sounds as Epic as the Sights

Does anyone else out there have a little mental soundtrack for life? I know I can't be the only one. I grew up singing, fancying myself somewhat

Jan 8th : Heather P
It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village

Happy New Year, everyone! The last few weeks have been crazy, and I haven't had much time to blog until now. The holiday season is truly my favorite t

Jan 2nd : Heather P
Stuff and Things…and Stuffing Things: Making the Gear Fit in the Pack

Stuff and Things…and Stuffing Things: Making the Gear Fit in the Pack

If you have never seen or read The Walking Dead, here is a little backstory that will shed light onto this post. I am an avid fan, and I have been wat

Dec 11th : Heather P
Shimmy-Shimmy Shakedown

Shimmy-Shimmy Shakedown

In the Beginning... Prior to this summer, I had zero backpacking experience. I had turned down my husband's offers to take me backpacking, typica

Dec 5th : Heather P
Let’s Be Honest: Telling Everyone Your Intentions Is Scary

Let’s Be Honest: Telling Everyone Your Intentions Is Scary

My name is Heather. In general, I am a stressed-out, Type A control-freak. I have been working since I was old enough to land a job. I have a huge gui

Nov 29th : Heather P