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!

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In the End, it was All About the People

In the End, it was All About the People

I've been wanting to do a final summary post about my hike for a while. However I've been unable to think of a way to summarise it. I tried to think

Nov 17, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)
The Highs and Lows of the Northern AT

The Highs and Lows of the Northern AT

I've been trying to think how best to summarize the second half of my hike. I think the end of the trail is still too recent in my mind for me to

Oct 3, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)
The Unexpected Beauty of the Appalachian Trail

The Unexpected Beauty of the Appalachian Trail

Hello! It has again been far too long since I wrote a blog update. To bring anyone who's wondering up to speed, I have now completed the trail! I

Sep 27, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)
A Long-Overdue Trail Update

A Long-Overdue Trail Update

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

Jul 21, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)
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)