Hey all! My name is Keckeley and I'm a (very) recent graduate of St. Lawrence University! I'm hiking the AT SOBO starting early June and can't wait to get going. I've been dreaming of doing this hike since I was young after hearing my mom's stories of the same journey. Originally from Kalispell, MT, the Rockies are my home, so I'm excited to explore other mountains, rivers and people! Hike on!
When I set off on this journey, friends armed me with advice of all varieties. "Make sure you wear army grade socks", "Don't poop in the woods, you
Because really, who likes being alone for weeks on end. Friends are fun!
People love to exaggerate (including me) but I will not let their tales scare me out of this.
"I'm glad we're made of the same stuff, because it makes me think I will finish this journey after all."
When I was young, I remember my mom telling stories of her great post-graduate adventure through a mountain range out east called the Appalachians.