Known on the trail as Ruby Cosmo. New Hampshire native, cheese addict, and 2017 AT (almost) thru-hiker. When I'm not slinging cocktails at my family's restaurant, I'm either bagging peaks in the White Mountains or dreaming of hiking the PCT.
Over the past year and a half while I was planning to hike the trail, I fantasized constantly about Virginia. I didn't know at the time that I
Ever since our first week in Georgia, the Smokies had loomed larger in our imaginations than any other part of the trail, larger even than Katahdin.
We woke up the morning of March 17 to a beautiful, blazing sunrise at the top of Tray Mountain. Shortly after that, the clouds rolled in. Goodbye,
About a mile or two from Neel Gap, we ran into Forrest. Hippie prince of the Southern Appalachians Forrest first came into our lives the
Today marks one week since Chelsea and I first bid farewell to life as we knew it. That doesn't sound right though, for I can already hardly remember
I closed my eyes and braced myself for what I knew was coming The left side of my body collided with the tree and then my left foot hooked onto its
So when is the best time to take up a new alpine sport that involves sliding down a mountain covered in snow and ice at a speed of 25 to 30 mph? Is
I met an AT thru-hiker the other night. She came in by herself and sat down at the bar in seat 12 just to the left of the beer taps. She
The anticipation is practically unbearable. All day, every day, the trail is on my mind. I Dream About It I go for long walks in the mornings