Kristin

Until I am given a trail name you can call me Kristin. I am 31 and by no means am I an expert hiker but I am more passionate about hiking than just about anything else in my life. I am a Maryland Native but moved to Nashville, Tennessee in July, 2013 for some change. My time off the trail is spent Bartending or traveling across the country on tour with my husband Dylan while he plays music. I lost my dad, Lou, unexpectedly in January 2016, and he is the reason I'm hiking the trail. he introduced the trail to me and the concept of thru-hiking it. When he died he took a big part of me with him. After a year of heartache and grieving, I'm looking to fill that hole with all the beauty of nature and the beautiful people I meet on the trail.

Posts

Saying Goodbye: How An Adventure Was Born

Saying Goodbye: How An Adventure Was Born

Saying Goodbye: How An Adventure Was Born Saying Goodbye I felt like I said goodbye to everyone a hundred times for a whole year

Apr 25, 2017 : Kristin

The Final Countdown It's the final countdown and tomorrow morning I will be starting my NOBO hike and a journey of a lifetime. My pack weighs

Apr 1, 2017 : Kristin
Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home

Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home

Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home Two months ago, if you told me I'd change my plan of thru-hiking the AT to section hiking,

Feb 24, 2017 : Kristin
An Introduction to Me: Letting It All Out and Letting It All Go

An Introduction to Me: Letting It All Out and Letting It All Go

A Small Introduction: Letting It All Out I was selected to be a blogger for Appalachian Trials, now the Trek, over three months ago and figure

Feb 6, 2017 : Kristin
To Bring a Bear Canister And If So Which One? BearVault vs Lighter1

To Bring a Bear Canister And If So Which One? BearVault vs Lighter1

Bear Canister, no bear canister or which bear canister? Canister review and thoughts. So I have really been putting in the work to lower my base

Jan 18, 2017 : Kristin