Hello, my name is Jamie and my trail name is Glorious Laughter. In 2014 I accomplished a life long aspiration, thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. In the years leading up to my hike I spent a lot of time planting trees, flowers and vegetables in my backyard and on the farm where I worked. I guess you could say I just really love playing in the dirt.
After living on the Appalachian Trail for seven months with only basic necessity, I am beginning to see things a little more clearly. I have a
Every March an exodus begins as people from all walks of life and different points on the globe converge in Georgia to begin a journey of two
There is a stillness in the woods just before the rain. The silence stretches all around you until the only sound you hear is your own bounding
Where do you go when you have to go? (number two, that is) This question pops up quite a bit when people ask me about hiking the Appalachian
Still deciding what kind of footwear to rely on to help carry you along on your Appalachian Trail thru-hike? With so many options and so many more
The Appalachian Trail can be an incredibly challenging endeavor. There may be times when you forget why you’re going it (but hopefully not, if you've
I decided to hike the Appalachian Trail when I was four years old. I didn't know that it was a two thousand mile continuous path, extending from