My trail name is Woodchuck and will remain Woodchuck because it's tattooed on the bicep of a man in Damascus. I hiked the AT in 2016 (southbound), the PCT in 2017 (flip) and will be hiking southbound on the CDT this year. I'm a licensed hiking and camping guide in New York state, and spend most of my weekends taking people hiking and camping in the Catskills and Hudson Valley regions of New York. I have a Master's in Creative Arts Therapy Counseling, and I'm passionate about combining my training in art therapy with nature connection.
Just two days ago, we crossed our first state line! That's right, we are officially in New Hampshire! Well, sort of. Actually, we missed Maine so
At the summit of Katahdin! (aka the start of the SoBo AT) As I write this, I am snuggled up in a well-made bed with the loveliest quilted
I have been meaning to write a post for the past few weeks and should have done so sooner. You’ll quickly understand, though, that a major theme
The idea to thru hike the Appalachian Trail idea sparked my interest while ago. At that time, a thru-hike seemed more beautiful than challenging;
Gear lover discretion advised! I don’t consider myself among those who can talk for hours about a particular product or brand, at least not yet.
Sure, I’ve written before. I’ve spent sleepless nights writing until my anxiety-fueled adrenaline turns into mental and physical exhaustion. I have