Isabelle

Trail name: Rucker! Completed a NOBO thru-hike of the AT in 2016. Attempting a SOBO thru-hike of the PCT in 2017. Born and raised on a farm located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Currently residing in Charlottesville, VA. Favorite Mountain- Mary's Rock, Shenandoah National Park. Favorite trail food-Maple, brown sugar oatmeal with a packed out mushy banana and instant coffee. Favorite piece of gear- a plastic spoon I got for .99 at Mountain Crossing, GA. Most quoted book- The Alchemist

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Do What Makes You Happy

Do What Makes You Happy

“And there it happened... it didn’t hit me at Abol Bridge, or when I wrote my last register entry, or when we ate the last supper at the Birches, or

Jan 5th : Isabelle
1217.5 I’m still shining on!

1217.5 I’m still shining on!

I have done the very thing I told myself I wouldn't do... I have fallen behind on my trail postings. It has been over a month since I have shared news

Jun 17th : Isabelle
393.1-One Month Anniversary

393.1-One Month Anniversary

Yesterday marked my one month on the trail; what a beautiful and incredible month it has been! I want to take this time to talk a little bit more gene

Apr 30th : Isabelle
It’s getting Hot in Hot Springs, NC

It’s getting Hot in Hot Springs, NC

I successfully finished the Smokies as of last Monday. It felt like a dream. The amazing 360 views, ridge walking, wild flowers, wild life, and clear

Apr 21st : Isabelle
207.5 mi

207.5 mi

I'm going to try to articulate my last few days, but it's going to be difficult considering my concept of time here in the woods is blurring. (Which,

Apr 17th : Isabelle
110.0 mi

110.0 mi

Some really exciting things have happened! On April 6th,  I crossed the North Carolina border. I had the company of a new friend, Sarah "Guru", from C

Apr 9th : Isabelle
69.6 mi

69.6 mi

Well, It's day 6 of my adventure. I will be crossing the North Carolina border tomorrow. At this point, I am in disbelief that each day gets better th

Apr 7th : Isabelle
Heading South

Heading South

Mom and I have made it to Georgia! It has been raining all day and when we pulled up the drive way to the Hiker Hostel the sun began to peak out of th

Mar 31st : Isabelle
Quit the talkin’, start the walkin’

Quit the talkin’, start the walkin’

I overheard  my 87 year old grandmother on the phone this morning say, “Isabelle is getting ready for her little trip. She is camping in the woods...”

Mar 29th : Isabelle
Unemployed

Unemployed

I just realized I am jobless. Ouch. Leaving this job has been on the horizon since late October, but as of last Friday at 4pm, I am officially unemplo

Mar 21st : Isabelle