Kelly Souva

Hi! I'm Kelly! Unfortunately my thru hike isn't going to happen as planned so instead I'll be starting a long ass section hike at the NOC on March 20! I'm a 27 year old lover of nature, reading, kayaking and backpacking. Eventually (maybe) I'll graduate from U Toledo with a degree in Environmental Biology.

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Standing Bear

Standing Bear

About a week ago I wrote a very vague post regarding my stay at a very popular hostel on the Appalachian Trail. However, I feel like it may be time

Mar 31, 2016 : Kelly Souva
They Call Me Snapple

They Call Me Snapple

So, here's what I've been up to for the past couple of days. I would love to include pictures but my phone isn't cooperating right now. Day one: the

Mar 23, 2016 : Kelly Souva
Yo Alyssa, This Ones For You

Yo Alyssa, This Ones For You

  I'm going to tell this story in the most vague way that I possibly can in order to protect the identities of all those involved. After

Mar 21, 2016 : Kelly Souva
How To Manage Epilepsy On The Trail

How To Manage Epilepsy On The Trail

****Disclaimer**** I am not a doctor. I have a very mild form of epilepsy and not all of these tips may work for you. Please consult your

Mar 17, 2016 : Kelly Souva
It’s Go Time

It’s Go Time

In exactly 7 days I start my hike. It will unfortunately not be the thru-hike that I wanted, but any time on trail is time well spent. And, as the

Mar 12, 2016 : Kelly Souva
Decisions

Decisions

I've been putting off writing this post for a while now. Partly because I'm still coming to terms with it and partly because I haven't really decided

Nov 29, 2015 : Kelly Souva
I’m Kind Of Freaking Out A Little Here

I’m Kind Of Freaking Out A Little Here

A couple weeks ago I reserved my spot in the Hiker Hostel and booked my flight to Atlanta, so all I have left is to replace my tent and get

Oct 13, 2015 : Kelly Souva
Shakein’ It Down In North Carolina

Shakein’ It Down In North Carolina

Shakedown (or practice) hikes are important for a number of reasons. First of all, they help you to learn what gear you need and what you can go

Sep 23, 2015 : Kelly Souva
10 Feels You Feel When Planning a Thru Hike

10 Feels You Feel When Planning a Thru Hike

1) The day you decide you're actually going to do this thing: source:   3) When buying gear: source: www.TUMBLR.com   5) When

Jul 20, 2015 : Kelly Souva
Why you should always test your gear

Why you should always test your gear

Having had to do more than one overhaul on both all of my gear and then also some individual pieces here and there, I have learned very quickly the

Jul 9, 2015 : Kelly Souva