Kimmy Morris

My name is Kimmy but you can call me Sprout. I enjoy music, nature, & all things related to coffee. I'm a 28 year old mom & wife who accidentally discovered a love of hiking after spending all of my life living in Alabama. Turns out the world is not all square, flat, & beachy! Who knew? I then convinced my best friend, Jacqui, & her dog to join on a little walk from Georgia to Maine. I will be heading out NOBO March of 2016. Stay tuned because this could get interesting!

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Miles To Go Before I Sleep

Miles To Go Before I Sleep

Day 3 legs. Day 4 legs were much worse. I needed to go on a trail diet.On day 4 I was given the trail name Stop N Go, that was also the day I

Apr 1, 2016 : Kimmy Morris
Becoming Sprout: Days 1-11

Becoming Sprout: Days 1-11

I'm currently chilling at Budget Inn in Hiawassee. I've got about 52.9 miles of trail under my feet now, plus about 200 more from being at camp every

Mar 22, 2016 : Kimmy Morris
It Will Test You Out There

It Will Test You Out There

The Past: Beginnings McDill Point/Cave Creek TrailThe first time I went hiking nearly two years ago it was on the Pinhoti Trail. One of my

Feb 19, 2016 : Kimmy Morris
Let’s Talk About Gear, Baby!

Let’s Talk About Gear, Baby!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, i'm about to get romantic with you gearheads. Time for a "What's In My Bag?" post, hiker style. I've included

Feb 12, 2016 : Kimmy Morris
How To Be Girly On The Trail

How To Be Girly On The Trail

A few days ago my mom posed a question. "How will you be so girly in the woods?" My answer: "I won't be." "I can't imagine!" She said, shaking her

Jan 22, 2016 : Kimmy Morris
I Just Gotta Shake Shake Shake Shake

I Just Gotta Shake Shake Shake Shake

61 days until we are officially standing on Springer! My last post left a few things to try out on a trip before putting them through the 2000+ mile

Jan 11, 2016 : Kimmy Morris
What’s Next?

What’s Next?

December 12th marked THREE months out for the start of my thru hike. Worse than Santa ever dreamed of being, I am making my list & quadruple

Dec 15, 2015 : Kimmy Morris
Two Halves of a Whole Idiot

Two Halves of a Whole Idiot

Bryson said it best "hiking was a tiring, dirty, pointless slog between distantly spaced comfort zones." And I found it's much harder to find someone

Dec 1, 2015 : Kimmy Morris
Surviving A Year With The Itch

Surviving A Year With The Itch

One year of serious planning, doubts, & fears. One year of reading gear reviews until I thought my eyes might bleed & a year of buying gear

Nov 25, 2015 : Kimmy Morris
Overcoming Anxiety One (Literal) Step At A Time

Overcoming Anxiety One (Literal) Step At A Time

One of the first questions my husband asked me in all seriousness about my hiking the AT was "You know you will have to talk to people you don't

Nov 14, 2015 : Kimmy Morris