Hiking 2,189 for Girl Power! As a solo female trekker with little backpacking experience, I am setting out to show women that they (and I) can do anything. I always imagined a thru hike with a partner, but since none showed up I am going solo and stoked about it. Because conquering mountains leads to conquering mountains. Let's go
I have spent the last 88 miles in Massachusetts. This is the only state the AT passes through that I have lived in and have some real claim to.
With every step I took my trekking pole got a little shorter. Every time it hit the ground it seemed to shrink. I tried locking it again and again
The trail is teeming with diversity. It's a very diverse group of white men. White men from all over with all different backgrounds and stories. But
I remembered this feeling. I've had it before. I was in Korea on a bright red bus. On the way to my friend's apartment across town. I looked around,
I got to Brown Gap and was feeling good. I had planned to meet my friend Red Eye there for the night but I had a few more miles in me and the iconic
Whew. That was quite a week. I am currently at mile 69 at the Top of Georgia Hostel. I feel like I have grown and been humbled already. I am
Well, today was my last day at work, tonight was my goodbye party and tomorrow I get on a plane to Georgia. I have had so much going through my mind.
It was Saturday night, after a busy (read: draining) week of substitute teaching and a busy weekend of coaching swimming. Since spring is far
So this is the time in the year when we get to admit we are nervous? Thank. God. I am up here in Alaska losing my mind! I find myself crunching
Although long distance hiking will be a new endeavor for me, I have a lot of solo travel experience. However, every experience is ripe with mistakes,