Lucy

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!

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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
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
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
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
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
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
Lessons Learned from a Back Garden Campout

Lessons Learned from a Back Garden Campout

Over the winter months I've gradually been gathering my hiking gear and starting to test it out. By mid-January I'd got to the point that I had

Feb 24, 2019 : Lucy
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
Thru-Hike Prep: International Style

Thru-Hike Prep: International Style

Preparing for a thru-hike takes a lot of work. Preparing to travel for six months in a new country takes a lot of work. But what about when you

Feb 3, 2019 : Lucy
The Bits the Guidebooks Don’t Tell You

The Bits the Guidebooks Don’t Tell You

Confession: I am pretty gross. I often eat food off the floor, washing my hair is a chore I try to do as infrequently as possible, and most of my

Jan 23, 2019 : Lucy