Hey all! I'm Kris, a half Midwesterner, half New Englander who used to think that backpacking and thru-hiking was crazy! But curiosity turned into interest and somewhere along the lines turned into full blown obsession. After years of daydreaming and months of planning I hit the Appalachian Trail NOBO in March!
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