Passionate about the outdoors, a self-proclaimed gear geek, a former All-American athlete and Firefighter/EMT, a current client advocate for the homeless in Gainesville, FL, and mom to a wonderful 3 year old (golden retriever) named Shelby. I will attempt the adventure of a lifetime in a 2016 Flip-Flop thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. I can't wait to test myself, to find myself, and to be part of something bigger than all of us through this adventure!
A glimpse into my motivation for hiking 2,181 miles, this post contains answers to Zach's top three questions for all AT hikers. It also poses a new question to all you hikers out there! What are your Big Three? What are the top three things you have gained, or that you seek to gain by hiking the Appalachian Trail?