Hello there, I'm Jacqui. I'm 29 and the first epic journey of my new year will be this thing they call a thru-hike. There are so many wonderful things about life I couldn't possibly list them all, but my favorites are: hiking, writing, reading, football, OCR, animals, photography, and Daryl Dixon. I feel more at home in the woods with my dogs than I do in a crowded room or a party. You'll see me (or read about me) NOBO March 2016 on the Appalachian Trail with my long-time best friend Kimmy and my dog Panda. You can't miss me, I'll be the one just winging it.
At the Start When most people decide to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail they usually start reading blogs and journals and talking to former and
Today, I'm thankful to be sitting inside at Bear's Den Resort at Dennis Cove, TN while it's drizzling and foggy outside. I am also thrilled that I
It's March 23, the beginning of my day 12 on the Appalachain Trail when you include yesterday's zero, and Panda and I will be leaving Hiawassee
It's that time now, late February-early March. The time that literally thousands of people have been waiting for: "official" thru-hiker season! The
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Safety When discussing thru-hikes safety is always a primary concern. Many hikers get asked whether they are carrying a fire-arm or not, but few
Four Weeks and Counting! In less than 4 full weeks I depart for Springer Mountain with my hiking partners Kimmy and Panda. Where my 7 months of
Fast. Faster. Fastest. It's what we expect every day. And we want what we want when we want it. Over the years we have programmed and
There were several things I was expecting for Christmas: long overdue time with my parents and siblings, a shakedown hike with fellow future
So, you want to walk to Maine. Or maybe it’s Georgia, but that doesn’t really matter because you’re probably not going to make it either way. Yes, I