Oh gosh, where to begin? I am a 52-year-old Texan, currently working as a massage therapist. Previously I was a Homeschool Mom Extraordinaire and am also a recovering accountant. ;) Hiking the AT has been a dream for me since I was 18 years old and first discovered on a trip to Gatlinburg, TN that the trail existed. It never occurred to me at that time that I had it within my power to make it happen. Hindsight is 20/20. My reasons for finally making the trek at this point in life are numerous, that's an onion with many layers. Primarily, I have recently overcome fear that was holding me back. That's a story all in itself. My personal goal is Self-discovery and spiritual communion with nature. My motto: Life is for LIVING. See you on the trail!
One thing I was absolutely not willing to do in the beginning was skimp on a cook stove. Out in the cold forest, after a long day of hiking, a hot
The section of trail leaving Stover Creek shelter has been my favorite so far. It was completely green over the trail and felt like a tropical
Puddle Cocktail My water filtration system comes with an optional straw attachment. On the packaging they show a picture of a person down on
A Rough Start ￼ I have read that the Approach Trail is one of the toughest parts of the AT in general and I know that it’s
Camaraderie Online One of the first things I did after announcing my intention to thru hike the Appalachian Trail was to join several AT hiker
Howdy Y'all! This is just a quick introduction while I'm still in the planning stages of this awesome upcoming adventure. If you are reading this