Joanne Gigliotti

My name is Joanne, and I live just outside the Pisgah National Forest of NC close to Asheville. Living in Western NC offers endless opportunities for my family to do what we love - hike and chase waterfalls of course! Long distance section hiking the first 512 miles from GA to VA of the AT and the CDT loop in the Rockies have collectively been the most amazing experiences of my life, with the exception of motherhood. I am a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, wife, and mother to an amazing kind-spirited 23 yr old daughter. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences on The Trek in preparation for, and during my 2023 Appalachian Trail flip flop thru-hike with a NOBO start in VA to Katahdin ME and a finish in Springer Mountain GA. Happy Hiking! “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” — T.S. Eliot

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Unpacking Fears on the Appalachian Trail

Unpacking Fears on the Appalachian Trail

Unpacking Fears  There is an old saying on trail I love. I think it can be applied to any situation or journey in life. The first time I ever heard

Jan 23, 2023 : Joanne Gigliotti
These Boots Were Made For Walking

These Boots Were Made For Walking

One piece of gear that matters the most to me are my FEET!  I have lost toenails and endured my share of nasty blisters. In my running days, I once

Jan 12, 2023 : Joanne Gigliotti
One Woman’s Inevitable Return to The Appalachian Trail

One Woman’s Inevitable Return to The Appalachian Trail

Hello, and thank you for dropping in! Most likely you are a fellow long distance hiker, an aspiring backpacker, or an amazingly curious friend or

Dec 29, 2022 : Joanne Gigliotti