Hi, My name is Kimberly, but I go by Ronin on the trail. I am a 54 yr old female with gypsy heart and incurable case of wanderlust. I am a 2015 PCT Thru-hiker, and 2018 AT section hiker, but currently reside in an A Frame at the base of the White Mountains of NH. Hiking and traveling abroad has taught me to live by two mottos, "Hike your own hike" and "Eadem Mutata Resurgo", or "Although changed, I shall arise the same". I believe humor is an important part of life, and as a Boston native, my second languages are wit and sarcasm. Please enjoy, but as with life, take everything with a light heart. Cheers
Southern Terminus to Lordsburg, NM Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Literally, this is what it took to get to the Southern Terminus of the CDT. A
When we last met I had just discontinued my thru-hike of the Appalachian trail. Needless to say, I should have gone with my initial instinct and hiked the Continental Divide Trail. In my defense, the whole thing played out differently in my head and I made a mistake. Now it's time to right past wrongs and hit the trail again.
Appalachian Trail, it's not you, it's me. I feel we had a great run of it, went through some deep shit, but in the end we just weren't right for one another.
Sorry GA, NC & TN, it's not you it's me..... Time heals all wounds.........then the wind, rain and snow breaks them open again. But, the weather cannot stop this beast of a thru-hiker from her 20-27 mile days!
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep" Robert Frost
One week down and 137 miles! It's been interesting seeing the flow of the trail, from late starts, bad trail etiquette to trail magic on Easter. It's been a great start to my adventure!
March 28th is looming on the horizon and this AT thru-hiker is practically foaming at the mouth to get started. But first, a final check to make sure all that can be done has been done.
Encountering a Thru-Hiker in Its Native Environment, the Natives Are Curious and They Have Questions
On my 2015 Thru-hike of the pacific Crest Trail, I began to believe that we are like some rare creature that people have heard about through movies and books, but never really expect to meet in the wild. Upon finding one, the individual may be overwhelmed with excitement and curiosity. Questions abound, and no, I do not carry a gun for protection.
Bugs on the trail and the Zombie Apocalypse have surprising similarities. But, just as cutting up a zombie and wearing it like a winter coat can make you invisible, can light colored clothing shield you from mosquitoes? Science says it can, so I'll be wearing white shirts on the AT this summer.
The Appalachian Trail may be technically more difficult, but the trip prep is sweet compared to the PCT!