Julieann Hartley

I'm a nutritional therapist and board certified music therapist planning on tackling the Appalachian Trail, starting April 2015. During the day, I work with children and adults with disabilities, helping them achieve their developmental goals with music therapy. In the evenings, I run a nutritional therapy consultation company, helping clients with a variety of symptoms! My goal is to hike the A.T. with the nutrient dense foods (think grain free, grass-fed meats and veggies kind of thing), so I can hike efficiently and have time to forage local wild edibles along the way. I also plan on being a bit of a minstrel, earning my keep at the occasional hostel and hut by entertaining the other hikers with my stories and songs. I hope to inspire other hikers to make music, eat well and appreciate each step of the journey. For more information about nutritional therapy, visit my website at: www.wildatheartnutrition.com

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My Favorite Backpacking Protein Powder

My Favorite Backpacking Protein Powder

The Backpacking Gods Have Heard My Protein Powder Prayers The recipe for these delicious paleo brownies with the glorious bone broth protein

Sep 26, 2016 : Julieann Hartley
How to Eat Paleo While Backpacking

How to Eat Paleo While Backpacking

How to Eat Paleo While Backpacking The contents of a paleo three to four day resupply box. Now, a lot of people told me I was not going to be

Dec 29, 2015 : Julieann Hartley
10 Horrifying Scenarios for a Thru-Hiker

10 Horrifying Scenarios for a Thru-Hiker

Ghosts? Goblins? Monsters? Oh, please. You don't know true terror, misery and horror until these things have happened to you while hiking the

Oct 31, 2015 : Julieann Hartley
How to End Your EPIC Hike

How to End Your EPIC Hike

Fake tattoo provided by this andread an article about mountain lions returning to New Hampshire. To put it lightly, I was a bit on edge. At one

Oct 22, 2015 : Julieann Hartley
How to Celebrate Your Birthday on the Appalachian Trail

How to Celebrate Your Birthday on the Appalachian Trail

I recently celebrated my birthday on the trail, and in preparation for my epic trail birthday, I asked many others how they choose to celebrate their

Aug 8, 2015 : Julieann Hartley
How to Survive Waterborne Diseases on the Appalachian Trail

How to Survive Waterborne Diseases on the Appalachian Trail

How to Survive Waterborne Diseases on the Appalachian Trail: (this list is completely satirical and I suggest you read my story after for actual

Jul 21, 2015 : Julieann Hartley
Kidnapped and Sidetracked : The Chronicles of Squirt Continued

Kidnapped and Sidetracked : The Chronicles of Squirt Continued

Jun 27, 2015 : Julieann Hartley
How to Platinum Blaze: The Continued Chronicles of Squirt

How to Platinum Blaze: The Continued Chronicles of Squirt

I dedicate this wonderful and incredibly accurate educational article to my dear friend, Fox, the self-declared Platinum Blazer. Fox. The

May 11, 2015 : Julieann Hartley
How to Hike Ultralight: The Chronicles of Squirt

How to Hike Ultralight: The Chronicles of Squirt

Thor and Squirt on Max Patch I just finished my third week of hiking. I left the Smokies a few days ago with a very hungry and hollow looking

May 5, 2015 : Julieann Hartley
10 Glorious Tips for Hiking in the Rain

10 Glorious Tips for Hiking in the Rain

10 Glorious Tips for Hiking in the Rain I started my thru-hike this week on Monday. The forecast said rain all week, but I was determined to start

Apr 19, 2015 : Julieann Hartley