Lily Matilda

I will be joining the Appalachian Trail class of 2020! I am an aspiring thru-hiker, as well as a minimalist and aspiring Skoolie dweller! I run a small arts related website with a few of my friends, because art and community are essentials in my life. I'm also a native Mainah (that's how it's really spelled), so anyone going NOBO can just follow me home!

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Trust the Path

Trust the Path

I was excited to learn about the Badger Sponsorship and what it stands for. Rewarding a small group of people for their courage and dedication to

Jan 25, 2020 : Lily Matilda
Hearing Impairment and Thru-Hiking

Hearing Impairment and Thru-Hiking

It’s an isolating feeling to be alone in the woods, but it’s far more isolating to be alone in a room full of people. It is widely recommended

Dec 14, 2019 : Lily Matilda
Neurodivergence and Thru-Hiking

Neurodivergence and Thru-Hiking

As more of us are diagnosed every day, the stigma of autism continues to be reimagined. Neurodivergence is a spectrum within which the autism

Dec 8, 2019 : Lily Matilda
Why I’m Hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2020

Why I’m Hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2020

Suddenly, in the midst of this loss, I realized I hadn’t been using my time wisely—a realization not uncommon amongst aspiring thru-hikers. I had lived for so many years just trying to recover from my past that I hadn’t done enough to invest in my future. I lived my life afraid of losing, afraid that time would run out and the people I loved would continue to leave. I realized, after losing someone I avoided so I wouldn’t have to lose him, that I was catering to my fear.

Oct 28, 2019 : Lily Matilda