Kira Thornley

I'm Kira. I have a neat life with a job, a boyfriend, and great roommates (my parents). In 2016 I'm leaving the job and the roommates and taking the boyfriend to ride into the sunset. Or just hike the Appalachian Trail. If you like what you see, check out some of my other stuff at redwoodroots.net!

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The Magical, Transformative, Brutal, Holy, TRAIL (which I really really miss)

The Magical, Transformative, Brutal, Holy, TRAIL (which I really really miss)

It is as though I have created a hunger within myself that I cannot satisfy. There is something within me that has grown, or I have been born anew,

Sep 9, 2016 : Kira Thornley
Leaving Lil Santa

Leaving Lil Santa

The rumors are true. I'm about to write another "why I'm off the trail" blog post. The tendinitis just couldn't clear itself up and the day after

Aug 3, 2016 : Kira Thornley
Thru Hiking is: a 600 mile retrospection

Thru Hiking is: a 600 mile retrospection

Ah Internet, it's been a while! I'm currently in Roanoke, VA after getting off the trail for about a week because I developed Peroneal

May 23, 2016 : Kira Thornley
Keeping on- Erwin to Damascus

Keeping on- Erwin to Damascus

We've made it to trail town, USA! Damascus, Virginia. We are at mile 469ish and slack packing a little over 20 miles tomorrow. Should be nice, we are

May 6, 2016 : Kira Thornley
The Full Gambit

The Full Gambit

I'm sitting on a little log by a tiny stream eating my lunch- a tuna and cheeto burrito. The high for today is supposed to be 85° but I haven't seen

Apr 18, 2016 : Kira Thornley
Waiting on a Package

Waiting on a Package

Take a lesson from us, when you are ordering a package for your next stop on Amazon Prime, make sure that it will arrive when you need it to, or risk

Apr 5, 2016 : Kira Thornley
The First 100

The First 100

I'm laying across a bed at the Saphire Inn in Franklin, NC. It's awesome. My hair is clean, my clothes are dry, and I ate an amazing pancake

Mar 29, 2016 : Kira Thornley
Springer Mountain to Neel’s Gap – The Luckiest Girl in The World

Springer Mountain to Neel’s Gap – The Luckiest Girl in The World

Mar 20, 2016 : Kira Thornley
The Night Before Springer

The Night Before Springer

Twas the night before Springer, and all through the house, all the cell phones were buzzing, "good luck, hope you don't see a mouse!" All the

Mar 16, 2016 : Kira Thornley
Kira’s Gear List is Here!

Kira’s Gear List is Here!

Days are starting to fly by, and since next weekend is my Grandpa's 80th birthday (!!!!)  and time will be short, I decided to actually, really, for

Feb 21, 2016 : Kira Thornley