Hi, I'm Laura. I'm taking a break from the weekend warrior lifestyle to attempt a '23 Flip Flop thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I'll be kicking off toward Maine from Harper's Ferry in late April. When I'm not chasing mountains, you can find me in the lab researching viruses, on the creek fly fishing for trout, taking absurdly long road trips, and/or talking incessantly about my dog. Follow my journey here and on Instagram.
Unconventional and Unconcerned: Why I’m Choosing to Flip Flop the AT
When I tell people I am attempting to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, the first follow up question is usually, “Georgia to Maine?” I
Shaking Down and Trading Out
Over the past year, I hiked many a mile through adverse conditions to put my gear to the test. Here are the four biggest changes that I've
Losing My Mind and Finding My Soul: Introduction of a Potential Thru-Hiker
Who Am I And How Did I Get Here? I find myself asking myself the above questions more often than I would like to admit, but I’ll try to sum it up