Fresh Prince

Hi, I'm Fresh Prince (she/her)! In 2023, I completed an 850-mile LASH of the Appalachian Trail from Harpers Ferry to Pinkham Notch. I'm currently writing about my post-hike adventures on my personal blog at http://freshprints.blog.

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Reflections on Quitting My Thru-Hike

Reflections on Quitting My Thru-Hike

After 105 days and 850 miles, I quit my AT thru-hike, which was my first long-distance hike and my first thru-hike attempt. The subject of quitting

Sep 12, 2023 : Fresh Prince
My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Ten, Wildcat

My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Ten, Wildcat

Note: This post describes events that occurred on August 14-17, 2023.The next morning, I packed my things and finally headed out. First, I got

Sep 7, 2023 : Fresh Prince
My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Nine, Gorham

My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Nine, Gorham

Note: This post describes events that occurred on August 12-13, 2023. When I awoke at the hostel, it was after 7:00. I wasn't surprised to see that

Sep 5, 2023 : Fresh Prince
My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Eight, Pinkham Notch

My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Eight, Pinkham Notch

Note: This post describes events that occurred on August 11, 2023.The neighbors on my tent platform awoke early and their stomping aroused me to

Sep 1, 2023 : Fresh Prince
My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Seven, Madison

My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Seven, Madison

Note: This post describes events that occurred on August 10, 2023. After falling on some wet rock close to the summit of Washington, the rest of my

Aug 30, 2023 : Fresh Prince
My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Six, Washington

My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Six, Washington

Note: This post describes events that occurred on August 8-10, 2023.The morning after my first night at Lakes of the Clouds hut, I awoke to noise

Aug 28, 2023 : Fresh Prince
My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Five, Pierce

My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Five, Pierce

Note: This post describes events that occurred on August 7, 2023. The night before, as I was getting ready to sleep, I heard hikers arriving in the

Aug 25, 2023 : Fresh Prince
My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Four, Jackson

My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Four, Jackson

Note: This post describes events that occurred on August 6, 2023. After a short day that included a quick jaunt to town for resupply, I woke up at a

Aug 23, 2023 : Fresh Prince
My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Three, Franconia Ridge

My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Three, Franconia Ridge

Note: This post describes events that occurred on August 3-4, 2023. In the morning, I woke up before the other campers on my platform and got going

Aug 21, 2023 : Fresh Prince
My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Two, Kinsman

My White Mountain Emotional Rollercoaster: Part Two, Kinsman

The morning after my ascent and descent of Moosilauke, I awoke at my campsite and began my morning chores. As I was packing up after breakfast, I

Aug 18, 2023 : Fresh Prince