Jamie Nash

I'm Jamie — trail name Ivy — and I'm stoked to join the long distance backpacking world after years of listening to podcasts, doing trail maintenance, lurking in backpacking forums, and planning epic trips in my head. I live in Manhattan, and when I'm not out on weekend hiking trips, I like to lift heavy sh*t with my gym buddies and following it up with bottomless brunch. Follow my end-to-end journey on Vermont's Long Trail over the last few weeks of September through early October, 2020!

Posts

One Week (and One Toenail) Down: Long Trail Update

One Week (and One Toenail) Down: Long Trail Update

After my first entire week hiking North on the Long Trail, I’ve still got 90 percent of my toenails and it feels like a lifestyle. It’s weird how

Sep 26, 2020 : Jamie Nash
Everything Is Beautiful and Everything Hurts: Long Trail Update

Everything Is Beautiful and Everything Hurts: Long Trail Update

On the third and fourth day of my NOBO end-to-end hike, I really started to doubt whether my body was ready for this thing. Mainly, my kneecaps

Sep 24, 2020 : Jamie Nash
Trail Name but No Trail Legs: First Two Days on the Long Trail

Trail Name but No Trail Legs: First Two Days on the Long Trail

Trail update: I have a trail name, but the miles on my first two days did not come easy. There were ups and downs, physically and mentally.

Sep 20, 2020 : Jamie Nash
Gear List, Shakedown Hike, and Other Prep for the Long Trail

Gear List, Shakedown Hike, and Other Prep for the Long Trail

My gear choices for a solo NOBO on the Long Trail, what I learned on an overnight AT shakedown hike, and COVID-19 requirements for New York City folk entering Vermont.

Sep 17, 2020 : Jamie Nash
Living Up to My Identity as an Outdoorswoman on the Long Trail

Living Up to My Identity as an Outdoorswoman on the Long Trail

Hi, I’m Jamie and I’ll be attempting a northbound end-to-end hike of Vermont’s Long Trail this fall. Here’s a little about me and why I’m

Sep 14, 2020 : Jamie Nash