Lily

Hi! My name is Lily and I'm stoked to be attempting my first backpacking NOBO thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail beginning late March 2023. I'm 23 and originally from Brunswick, Maine (hiking home)! This past winter I got to experience my first winter skiing out west as a lift operator in Big Sky, Montana. Someday, I'll be pursuing a career in sustainable urban planning and design, but, for now, it's one foot in front of the other and swatting bugs!

Posts

This is not a Death March to Katahdin

This is not a Death March to Katahdin

This title is inspired by some advice I got my third day on trail which I embodied on my 57th day.

Jun 14, 2023 : Lily
Days 51-55: Getting Our Bear-ings

Days 51-55: Getting Our Bear-ings

These are the days leading up to and after our bear encounter on the AT. There were highs and lows, but we were determined to continue on our way

Jun 10, 2023 : Lily
I Survived a Bear Attack on the Appalachian Trail

I Survived a Bear Attack on the Appalachian Trail

I wish this was entirely clickbait. I did almost everything right…

May 31, 2023 : Lily
Days 46-50: Daleville…It Was the Best of Times, Following the Worst of Times

Days 46-50: Daleville…It Was the Best of Times, Following the Worst of Times

Day 49 kicked my butt. Day 50 brought me back to life. That’s the AT for ya.Day 46Hiking from: Campsite before Pine Swamp Camp

May 21, 2023 : Lily
Days 41-45: Beware of Goats, They Eat Trail Legs for Breakfast

Days 41-45: Beware of Goats, They Eat Trail Legs for Breakfast

The last 5 days consisted of many great meals and meeting lots of great people. Sometimes catching up to the bubble isn’t such a bad

May 21, 2023 : Lily
Days 36-40: The Weather Has Turned Against Me

Days 36-40: The Weather Has Turned Against Me

I haven’t paid too much attention to the weather for the first 35 days of my thru-hike. Turns out, that’s because I was spoiled.The last 5

May 18, 2023 : Lily
Days 31-35: Hiking Into Virginia

Days 31-35: Hiking Into Virginia

The days leading up to and just after reaching the Southern Virginia border and experiencing Damascus. Rocks are the new norm.Day

May 11, 2023 : Lily
Days 26-30: Pizza & Sours with a Dash of Windchill & Sunburn

Days 26-30: Pizza & Sours with a Dash of Windchill & Sunburn

TLDR: (Erwin, TN to Roan Mountain, TN) My second zero, hitting 400 miles, and the remedies that got me there.

Apr 29, 2023 : Lily
Days 21-25: Karaoke, Trail Magic, & 300 miles

Days 21-25: Karaoke, Trail Magic, & 300 miles

TLDR: drunk karaoke in Hot Springs, 3 trail magics in one day, 300 miles, and my personal vendetta against my Big Agnes tent.

Apr 16, 2023 : Lily
Days 16-20: Newfound Gap (ish) to Max Patch (ish)

Days 16-20: Newfound Gap (ish) to Max Patch (ish)

Pizza Buffets, horses, gorgeous views and more. I loved the smokies!

Apr 13, 2023 : Lily