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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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
Now That I’ve Said It, I’ve Got to Go and Do It

Now That I’ve Said It, I’ve Got to Go and Do It

Two years ago, during my penultimate year at university, I decided I wanted to take a gap year to go traveling  after graduating. I knew I wanted to

Jan 15, 2019 : Lucy