Jana

Hey y'all! I'm Jana (she/her), a first-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker from New Brunswick, Canada. I grew up just 4 hours from Millinocket, Maine and just graduated university. I'm a regular weekend warrior backpacker with a passion for a big scoop of PB in my morning oatmeal. I like organizing my Spotify playlists by genre and waking up before sunrise. Follow my adventure @jana.v.world on Instagram!

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Be…In This Place: SOBO Days 25 – 27

Be…In This Place: SOBO Days 25 – 27

In my home province of New Brunswick, Canada, our license plates briefly read "Be...In This Place". This switch took place the year I turned eleven.

Aug 8, 2022 : Jana
Hike Your Own Hike: SOBO Days 20 – 24

Hike Your Own Hike: SOBO Days 20 – 24

You totally take for granted the simplicity of filling your water bottle from a faucet in the real world. Little things like using lotion or eating

Jul 31, 2022 : Jana
Hiker Stream of Consciousness: SOBO Days 17 – 19

Hiker Stream of Consciousness: SOBO Days 17 – 19

The Appalachian Trail from Caratunk to Stratton begins to become more mountainous. It's like a little tease before getting further towards Southern

Jul 28, 2022 : Jana
Homage to the Mosquito: SOBO Days 12 – 16

Homage to the Mosquito: SOBO Days 12 – 16

It's always funny to introduce myself to fellow hikers as a Canadian. Because, despite having foreign citizenship, I feel anything but foreign to New

Jul 25, 2022 : Jana
One Hundred Miles of Wilderness: SOBO Days 2 – 11

One Hundred Miles of Wilderness: SOBO Days 2 – 11

Maybe from waking up dry or maybe from the excitement that I'd successfully summitted Katahdin or maybe just because I needed to pee, I was eager to

Jul 13, 2022 : Jana
Acquainted with Mama K: SOBO Day 1

Acquainted with Mama K: SOBO Day 1

Katahdin was so different from what I expected. Since I've already attempted hiking it once before, I knew what to expect until the trail reaches the

Jun 30, 2022 : Jana
Why I’m Hiking: Taking the Rest of the Year “Off”

Why I’m Hiking: Taking the Rest of the Year “Off”

Everything I read about tackling a thru-hike says that you have to be really clear on your 'why'. And let me tell you, I have a lot of why's: -

Jun 9, 2022 : Jana
Late to the Party: A SOBO Hiker Intro

Late to the Party: A SOBO Hiker Intro

While NOBO's have been hitting the trail for a few months at this point, I've been stuck existentially crisis-ing and considering dropping out of my

May 29, 2022 : Jana