Hey! I'm Kirsten and will be hiking the AT NOBO this March. Hiking the AT has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid and I'm so excited to go on the adventure of a lifetime. I'm 23, a photographer, upstate newyorker, lover of nature, recent college grad, and have absolutely no idea what I want to do with the rest of my life now that I no longer go to school everyday. But I'm hoping to figure that out in the 6-ish months I'll be hiking.
Before I started hiking the Appalachian Trail I had a plan to journal every night & to keep this blog updated weekly. Clearly my plan failed.
I know, I know. I haven't exactly been keeping up with the blog posts. But I promise I haven't died! I'm still very alive! I'm trying to catch up
Days -1 & 0: Two days before I started hiking, I spent the night in Franklin, NC. The plan was to get to Outdoor 76 before it closed at 7. That
I've updated my gear list many times. I've done countless hours of research and my dad helped me a lot too. I've been planning this trip now for
A few weeks ago I went on a winter campout in the NY Catskills with a bunch of my dad's friends and their kids. I'd never gone camping in the winter
The stress of planning a thru hike has finally started to subside. I've revised list after list of gear I already have, gear that I needed, and
After realizing I finally have everything that I'm going to need for the trail I decided to take the cliche gear spread photo. (Though cliche it may
Dad, It's only been less than a week since you passed away but it feels like it's been years. The days have dragged on and on without you. I know
If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me the question "so who are you going with?" after telling them I'm hiking the Appalachian Trail next
For as long as I can remember, my dad has always talked about his time on the trail as being one of the best parts of his life. He met lifelong