Lucy (Hermione)

Hi, I'm Lucy and I'll be heading NOBO on the AT starting in late March 2019. I've just finished a Masters degree in Chemistry and have decided to go for a little walk before starting my grad job. Coming from England I'd never heard of the AT until I stumbled across it online whilst planning my gap year. From that moment on I knew I had to give it a try! As a backpacking novice the learning curve is going to be steep but I am super excited to get out into the mountains and see what it's all about!

Posts

Embracing the Suck: My Little Moan About the AT

Embracing the Suck: My Little Moan About the AT

Don't let this post mislead you. I am still having a wonderful time on the AT. I love this trail and the experiences it is giving me. But sometimes

Jun 2, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)
My Love/Hate Relationship with AT Towns

My Love/Hate Relationship with AT Towns

Although the large majority of my time in the States had been spent out in the woods there is also a necessity to venture into civilization every

May 27, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)
One Month In

One Month In

For the past few weeks I've been drafting out weekly blog posts on my phone and had planned to upload them all when I got some Wi-Fi. Sadly, when

Apr 24, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)
Bear Bags, Burnt Crocs and Border Crossing. Week Two on the AT.

Bear Bags, Burnt Crocs and Border Crossing. Week Two on the AT.

Day Nine After our day off in Helen it was a bit of a shock to the system to be hiking again. This day was the windiest and coldest yet. We ended up

Apr 11, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)
So Far, So Good! My First Week on Trail

So Far, So Good! My First Week on Trail

After two years of planning I've finally taken my first steps on the AT. To say I was nervous beforehand would be an understatement, but my first few

Mar 30, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)
Ready? As I’ll Ever Be. My Final Two Weeks at Home.

Ready? As I’ll Ever Be. My Final Two Weeks at Home.

For my final few weeks before flying out I've found myself caught between trying to get myself as prepared as possible and trying to relax and make

Mar 18, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)
Testing My Nerve on the Yorkshire Three Peaks

Testing My Nerve on the Yorkshire Three Peaks

The Yorkshire Three Peaks is a circular, 26-mile route that takes in the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough. It starts and ends in

Mar 8, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)
One Final To-Do List Before I Leave

One Final To-Do List Before I Leave

I am a planner. I am a list maker. I make wall planners and there will normally be a piece of paper somewhere in my bedroom entitled "To do." I

Mar 6, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)
Lessons Learned from a Back Garden Campout

Lessons Learned from a Back Garden Campout

I've now spent a grand total of two nights in my tent. For these first nights I opted for the very exotic location of my parents back garden.

Feb 24, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)
All the Gear and No Idea: My First Tests

All the Gear and No Idea: My First Tests

Here is my first attempt to talk about every hikers' favorite topic: hiking gear. A lot of my gear hasn't been properly road tested yet so for now

Feb 14, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)