Jessica Luty

My name is Jess. I hail from Florida. I'm a chronic nose picker. I don’t like using soap. 3 cats call me mom. Sometimes I read books. I like all things peanut butter. I have a shy exterior and I think I might suffer from resting bitch face. I have a knack for being too honest and sharing more information than is necessary. I’m also a bit random at times. The main reason I am hiking the Appalachian Trail is because it’s a good excuse to not have to shave my legs for 6 months. Okay, maybe that part is not true but it’s certainly a perk! I caught the hiking bug back in 2015 and shortly thereafter began section hiking the AT. Every time I leave the trail it calls me back again. It recently occurred to me that I spent the better part of my 20s in a cubical and that I have not lived the way my soul yearns to. This year I turned 30 and I decided to give myself the gift of the ultimate adventure. It all starts with my flip-flop thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Join me as I wonder into the woods.

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Appalachian Encounters of the Surreal Kind

Appalachian Encounters of the Surreal Kind

Here is a recap of my first few days on trail: Day One: Amicalola Falls to Stover Creek Shelter It didn't feel real as I stood for a photo

Apr 19, 2019 : Jessica Luty
The Skunk Ape: How I Mentally Trained for My Thru-Hike

The Skunk Ape: How I Mentally Trained for My Thru-Hike

I am not a runner. You may mistake me for one, however. It might be because I run five days a week. Or it could be because I own a treadmill. You are

Apr 13, 2019 : Jessica Luty
Lessons Learned from My First Backpacking Trip

Lessons Learned from My First Backpacking Trip

With only a few days until my Appalachian Trail thru-hike commences, I can’t help but think back to my first backpacking trip and the invaluable

Apr 10, 2019 : Jessica Luty
My Life in a 47-Liter Backpack

My Life in a 47-Liter Backpack

After months of research, hours of deliberation, and a few trial and errors, it all comes down to this. Here is the gear I will be carrying for the

Apr 7, 2019 : Jessica Luty