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!
This blog post started as an update from 800 miles in. Somehow I'm now at over 1,300 miles and am still struggling to finish it. With longer-mileage
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.