Kelly Hodgkins

Jambo!Jambo! I am an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker who is braving the 2,193 miles with my six kids in tow. Starting in Georgia in the lovely month of April, we are walking back to our home state of Maine. When I am not hiking, you can find me skiing, running and exploring the mountains of NH and Maine.

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Confessions of a Hiking Mom: Bags of Poop, Busted Shoes, and Bare Feet

Confessions of a Hiking Mom: Bags of Poop, Busted Shoes, and Bare Feet

Hiking the Appalachian Trail with my kids this spring will be an adventure. As I look ahead, I can't help but think back on some of the crazy adventures that brought us to this place. Here are some of my "I can't believe I did that" moments!

Feb 9, 2020 : Kelly Hodgkins
Family Fitness for the AT: Physically Preparing My Kids and Me for Our Thru-Hike

Family Fitness for the AT: Physically Preparing My Kids and Me for Our Thru-Hike

I have three months to get myself and my six kids in shape to hike the Appalachian Trail. Here's how we are getting ourselves ready for the physical demands of the trail.

Jan 28, 2020 : Kelly Hodgkins
From Georgia to Maine: Five Months with Six Kids on the AT

From Georgia to Maine: Five Months with Six Kids on the AT

When I tell people I am hiking the AT this year, some people want to know more about the hike. Others think it's crazy, especially when I tell them I'm taking six kids with me. Why I am choosing to hike that far with so many kids? The reasons may not be so crazy after all.

Jan 17, 2020 : Kelly Hodgkins