Linde

I'm Linde, a twenty-something Dutch-American hybrid. I grew up in below-sea level Holland, always looking forward to the summers spent in national parks across the USA. Nowadays I play with swords, make puns, read books, eat doughnuts, make pictures, have a bachelor's degree in cultural anthropology, and the love for the outdoors never left. Onwards to Maine!

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The Great Catch-Up: Ziplining and half-mile rides. Carter Gap to Fontana Dam!

The Great Catch-Up: Ziplining and half-mile rides. Carter Gap to Fontana Dam!

In the last Great Catch-Up, I shared the epic tale of the Hiker Pie on Pi Day and told the world about how I overcame the Fraud Police. Now, follow

Jun 16, 2016 : Linde
The Great Catch-Up: HIKER PIE! Neel Gap to Carter Gap.

The Great Catch-Up: HIKER PIE! Neel Gap to Carter Gap.

My last post had me setting out from Springer Mountain with two new friends, soon finding I needed to set my own pace, and ended with me making it to

Jun 15, 2016 : Linde
The Great Catch-Up: NORTH! Springer to Neel Gap.

The Great Catch-Up: NORTH! Springer to Neel Gap.

After a long flight, a roadtrip, and the AT Kick Off, I was finally ready to start my hike on Springer Mountain! Spreading my wings On the

Jun 10, 2016 : Linde
The Great Catch-Up: Kicking Off!

The Great Catch-Up: Kicking Off!

My last catch-up post had my dad and I finally reach Amicalola Falls in the snow. Now read along as I tell you all about the ATKO, or Appalachian

Jun 7, 2016 : Linde
The Great Catch-Up Part Two: South and East.

The Great Catch-Up Part Two: South and East.

My last catch-up post had me flying across the Atlantic in order to get to the right continent and left me in Colorado with my family, about to

Jun 7, 2016 : Linde
The Great Catch-Up Part One: West

The Great Catch-Up Part One: West

I have learned a great many things since I first set out on the Appalachian Trail on March 7th. For example, I learned that I need a lot of water in

May 8, 2016 : Linde
Prepare For Takeoff!

Prepare For Takeoff!

One moment you're thinking of a date way off in the future. The next, that moment is one week away.  One week until I say goodbye to my boyfriend, my

Feb 18, 2016 : Linde
Give the Gift of Conservation: Four memberships that help protect the AT.

Give the Gift of Conservation: Four memberships that help protect the AT.

With the holidays fast approaching, gift guides for outdoor enthusiasts are popping up all over the place. It's no surprise, really; there's an

Dec 5, 2015 : Linde
How preparing my thru-hike changed my attitude to people

How preparing my thru-hike changed my attitude to people

I've never really been a pessimist. I mean, sure, I had my times in high school where I thought everything sucked, but I like to think I always kept

Dec 3, 2015 : Linde
Scaring Sheep

Scaring Sheep

I don't mean to scare them, I really don't. They simply frighten easily when some tall, long-haired, brightly colored human marches towards them,

Nov 25, 2015 : Linde