Lauren Slattery

Hey, I'm Lauren. I started my AT thru hike June 2022 with my partner, Ian. Together we completed nearly 900 miles from Harpers Ferry to the beginning of Maine. We're heading back to be part of the 2023 class as we complete Georgia to Harpers Ferry and Maine! I'll be starting my PhD program studying mycology next fall, so you can find lots of mushroom photos and info on my posts!

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Back to Harper’s Ferry

Back to Harper’s Ferry

Not many thru hikers will get the opportunity to return to the starting point of their hike again. About a year ago, I started my hike north from

Jun 5, 2023 : Lauren Slattery
Virginia Blues & Views

Virginia Blues & Views

Despite being well over halfway done with my thru hike, the Virginia Blues unexpectedly hit me hard. Maybe it's just at that point the trail starts

May 22, 2023 : Lauren Slattery
Things to Consider When Hiking with a Partner on the Appalachian Trail

Things to Consider When Hiking with a Partner on the Appalachian Trail

The majority of people who set out to thru hike start solo. Some bring a friend or family member. Others chose to test their relationship and bring

Apr 29, 2023 : Lauren Slattery
Foot Care From The First Thousand Miles

Foot Care From The First Thousand Miles

We crossed over 1000 miles outside of Franklin, NC. Seeing different foot problems on both halves of our hike, I'd like to share what I've learned

Apr 3, 2023 : Lauren Slattery
Cozy Cabins in Georgia

Cozy Cabins in Georgia

The Approach TrailWe started from Amicalola Falls on Tuesday March 14th around 8:30am on a cold morning. Deciding to meet our family at the

Mar 23, 2023 : Lauren Slattery
Success at Mt. Success & A Fresh Start

Success at Mt. Success & A Fresh Start

I started my thru-hike on June 3, 2022 after five years of aspiring to hike from watching YouTube videos of 2010 era thru-hikers. With no experience,

Feb 28, 2023 : Lauren Slattery