LilyMG

Salutations! My name is Lily, and I hiked the AT from July 1st to December 19th of 2017. I'm currently back in my home state of New York, freezing to death and plotting future expeditions!

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Confronting House Of Mirrors In Post-Hike Reflection

Confronting House Of Mirrors In Post-Hike Reflection

Are we really here? Here as in an apartment an hour outside of New York City, in which I have been residing for four weeks and not holed up in a

Jan 15, 2018 : LilyMG
Day 131! Yes, I’m Still Here.

Day 131! Yes, I’m Still Here.

I've started this new thing called "stress hiking." You pick a number of miles you want to hike on a given day, estimate the number of hours it will

Nov 8, 2017 : LilyMG
Me and the AT: We’re Getting Serious

Me and the AT: We’re Getting Serious

3 Month Anniv: Kind of a Big Deal For my three-month anniversary of hiking the AT, I decided to splurge on an evening of indoor plumbing. Okay,

Oct 2, 2017 : LilyMG
An Inquiry Into Odor

An Inquiry Into Odor

Why do I smell so bad? This is not a rhetorical question, pondering my spiritual stench as I hike by my lonesome. I literally wake up in my celibacy

Sep 26, 2017 : LilyMG
AT Brief: On My Own (Finally!)

AT Brief: On My Own (Finally!)

Let's Chat I love chatting. Any money I've ever earned has been a direct result of chatting, be it about food, wine, English or Global History.

Sep 19, 2017 : LilyMG
Started at Katahdin, Now I’m Here (Hanover)

Started at Katahdin, Now I’m Here (Hanover)

So Sorry! My Phone was on Airplane Mode For six weeks? No fucking way. I mean, it wasn't, but it sort of was. In any case, I personally have been

Aug 17, 2017 : LilyMG
Food Choices, Job Departures, and Arrival in Maine

Food Choices, Job Departures, and Arrival in Maine

Now, where were we? At last we spoke, I was busy pillaging my closets, raiding REI, and ordering on Amazon in an attempt to assemble a

Jun 29, 2017 : LilyMG
Gear Accumulation: Digging Through the Closet

Gear Accumulation: Digging Through the Closet

Departure Month is Here! Despite starting this blog, putting in my notice at work, and telling everyone I've ever met my thru-hiking plans in hopes

Jun 1, 2017 : LilyMG
On Gear: A Thru-Hike Prep Existential Dilemma

On Gear: A Thru-Hike Prep Existential Dilemma

To Find Out: Can We Hack It? In Walden, Thoreau writes: "Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his

May 27, 2017 : LilyMG
Thru-Hike Training, Maybe Eventually Soon

Thru-Hike Training, Maybe Eventually Soon

On Training, and Being Fit In 2013, I rang in the New Year by downloading an app called Drunk to 5k (potential misremembering) and took to the

May 17, 2017 : LilyMG