Hey ya'll! I'm Kelly Ann and my goofy pup here is Riley. We started backpacking early in 2016 and ever since have been gearing up for some pretty strenuous thru-hikes; the first of which will be our sobo AT thru-hike beginning October, 2017. Prior to backpacking, I was a two sport varsity athlete, captain, and Conference/National Champion for Ohio State. I was also a member of the USA swim team for a couple years. My competitive background has fueled my long distance backpacking adventures to be more on the irregular side. By pushing boundaries and sharing my experiences with others, I hope to inspire more individuals to get outside and explore the world around them, whether that be by taking a stroll around a neighborhood park or walking for months on end across the country. No step is too small because all great adventures begin with the courage to take that initial step.
Hello world! Don’t worry, Riley and I are still making our way to Springer Mountain. Since my last post the temperatures have been dropping
The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of high miles, cold temperatures, increasing precipitation and relentless winds. After taking
*DISCLAIMER: My experience through the White Mountains/Presidentials has no relation to what other hikers have/are/will experience. The weather
I’ve received a lot of questions/comments about Riley’s diet and or safety on the trail. Hopefully this post answers most if not all of those
We all know the saying “the trail provides.” It’s used when extraordinary occurrences happen on the trail typically when you are at your darkest
Early the morning of October 7th, Riley and I finished the 100 mile wilderness experiencing a wide array of emotions. This was an enormous
Origin of Insanity It's only crazy until it becomes a reality One year, seven months, and one day ago I went on my first backpacking trip for my