Leah

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

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Four Hitchhiking Scares and What You Can Do to Stay Safe

Four Hitchhiking Scares and What You Can Do to Stay Safe

Like it or not hitchhiking is a part of trail life. Most of the time hitching is easy, people are kind, and the ride is uneventful. Trail towns know

Apr 11, 2019 : Leah
Home is Where my Tent is (at least for now)

Home is Where my Tent is (at least for now)

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.

Aug 14, 2017 : Leah
An Ode to My Broken Trekking Pole: Going Emotionally Ultra Light

An Ode to My Broken Trekking Pole: Going Emotionally Ultra Light

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

Aug 4, 2017 : Leah
Trail So White- Why The Trail Needs More Diversity

Trail So White- Why The Trail Needs More Diversity

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

Jun 7, 2017 : Leah
On My Own

On My Own

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,

May 11, 2017 : Leah
The Road to Mountain Warrior Goddess

The Road to Mountain Warrior Goddess

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

Apr 25, 2017 : Leah
Highs and Lows of Week 1

Highs and Lows of Week 1

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

Apr 4, 2017 : Leah
On a Midnight Plane to Georgia

On a Midnight Plane to Georgia

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.

Mar 26, 2017 : Leah
What it Felt Like to Buy My Plane Ticket

What it Felt Like to Buy My Plane Ticket

It was Saturday night, after a busy (read: draining) week of substitute teaching and a busy weekend of coaching swimming. Since spring is far

Mar 2, 2017 : Leah
Spill Your Guts and Name Your Fears

Spill Your Guts and Name Your Fears

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

Feb 14, 2017 : Leah