My name is Julia. I an outdoorsy girl who loves animals, photography and sleeping. Why does this feel oddly like a dating profile?
Walk the Distance App: A Virtual Tour of the AT Fueled by Your Steps
Many people try to stay active in their day-to-day lives. When I am not thru-hiking or spending my summers active and adventuring, I find it easy to
A Letter to the Post-Trail Thru-Hiker
Dear Thru-Hiker, We were heroes. We were the people that your local newspaper writes articles about and people make documentaries and write books
Appalachian Ice Cream: The Top 10 Ice Cream Stops on My Trek of the AT
OK folks, let's get serious about something. ICE CREAM. If you know anything about me and most long-distance hikers that I've met along
Crime on the Appalachian Trail
"Wow, you're hiking the Appalachian Trail? Aren't you afraid you're going to get murdered?" I get this question a lot, and the answer, quite frankly
Snowy Shakedown – How My Shakedown Humbled Me.
My shakedown, although helping me build confidence in myself for my upcoming AT thru-hike, knocked me down a peg or three. January, Why Are You So
AT Hiking Books Written for Rookies Like Me
Gear, advice, trail magic, and more. Books about the AT can offer so much to readers. Howdy, folks! I am 70 days from heading south to start my
Research Completed, and I Still Have Questions
Can you every really be completely prepared for something as big as a thru-hike?