My name is Lauren, and I am a Georgia native currently residing in Lexington, Kentucky awaiting my future dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail southbound beginning July 6th! I will be accompanied by my best bud and husband, Brian. We both love backpacking and spend as much time as we can outdoors. Besides hiking, we enjoy long runs, great beer, awesome bourbon (thanks Kentucky), and epic adventures. We spent our twenties doing the "grown up" thing. You know, getting careers, buying a house, and paying bills... We're ready to go play in the woods for a while.
Over 1,300 Miles in and a Lot Has Happened Now that Gray and I are over 1,300 miles in on our AT southbound thru-hike, it occurred to me that I
Miles One - 114.5 Climbing Katahdin After a restless night at the AT Lodge, I was more excited than a kid on Christmas morning to climb Katahdin. I
Downsizing Weight Well, after three years of planning and several gear swaps later, I think I've got everything I'm going to need for this
No, it's not about how I'm an X-Man, which would be awesome, but it does detail the personal journey of how life experiences can be the catalyst for greater adventures and how nature is a healing force. This is a small introduction on me and why my husband and I will be hiking the Appalachian Trail SOBO and back home to Georgia!