Liz Snyder

I like to do cool stuff in the woods and tell stories about it. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2015, and now I live and travel full-time in a self-converted Sprinter van.

Posts

Full Circle

Full Circle

As we near the end of our descent into Deep Gap things look very familiar. I remember that drainage over there, and yes, there’s the side trail to

Mar 2, 2016 : Liz Snyder
Jackpot

Jackpot

Watercoolers across America are buzzing with activity today. “I’d buy houses around the world: Rome, Paris, Sydney, London.” “I’d buy a Ferari.

Jan 13, 2016 : Liz Snyder
What I Know

What I Know

It’s been a while. I didn’t fall off the edge of the earth or escape to Canada. I didn’t turn around and start hiking south or hop a plane to the

Nov 11, 2015 : Liz Snyder
Miles to Go

Miles to Go

At the camp where I work, our director and my good friend, Paige, shares an important piece of wisdom with the counselors at the end of pre-summer

Jul 19, 2015 : Liz Snyder
The Rollercoaster

The Rollercoaster

The Rollercoaster is a 13.5 mile section of trail in Northern Virginia of tightly packed ascents and descents. It’s a last “hurrah” of sorts before

Jun 20, 2015 : Liz Snyder
I Carry Your Heart

I Carry Your Heart

On December 17th of last year, my grandma, Mimi, passed away. Mimi was 98 ½ and bursting with enthusiasm for life. When she wasn’t hosting bridge

May 31, 2015 : Liz Snyder
On Being a Lifelong Learner

On Being a Lifelong Learner

Mid-stride, my mom stops on the trail. "What's wrong?" I ask, and begin examining her backpack, looking for ways to adjust it for added comfort. She

May 15, 2015 : Liz Snyder
Run Mountains, Drink Beer: Smoky Mountain Relay Race Re-cap and Update from the Trail

Run Mountains, Drink Beer: Smoky Mountain Relay Race Re-cap and Update from the Trail

"Bandito, Bandito!" I was snapped out of my delerious state by my teammate's enthusiastic call as she ran toward the exchange zone. I quickly checked

Apr 26, 2015 : Liz Snyder
Magic in the Mountains

Magic in the Mountains

Before I began this journey, I was told that the trail would give me exactly what I needed at precisely the right time. I assumed this meant I’d find

Apr 14, 2015 : Liz Snyder
Hanger is Real (and my last 70 miles)

Hanger is Real (and my last 70 miles)

Hanger (hayne-gurr): adj. – the feeling of sadness, grumpiness, and general anger caused by a lack of food. It’s 10am. I’ve been hiking for nearly

Apr 4, 2015 : Liz Snyder