Hey! I'm Jen. People say that I'm generally funny, can be quite zany, and love to go on wild adventures. I have a deep love for animals and the outdoors, and have studied monkeys in several countries for seven years (see my website at jenniferlegan.com for more info). So, basically, I enjoy monkeying around. My last adventure entailed 6 months of rigorous research, studying baboons in South Africa. I saw baboons grow bonds and I saw baboons get killed, and, somewhere along the way, I lost my faith in conservation. So, among many other reasons, I am thru-hiking the AT (NOBO) to reconnect with the wild and with humanity—to rediscover what makes mankind a wonderful species, and to prove to myself that I can overcome even the most drastic of challenges.
Closing piece. Rewind nine days and I was Green Monkey thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Fast forward and I'm Jen, sitting in my new apartment,
Green Monkey reporting in! So, I set out on this hike April 6th and thought I knew what I was getting myself into. I had an awesome hammock tent,
So, I make things with wood. I cut through the grain and turn the wood so fast that it glides underneath my fingers. I've done it for fourteen years
Let's be clear: I don't write this for you. I don't write it for me either. I write it because it's what I know and maybe one of you out there can
To Hike or Not to Hike has never really been a question for me. Hiking is like breathing, and I guess you could say I've felt suffocated since my