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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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)
Thru-Hike Prep: International Style

Thru-Hike Prep: International Style

Preparing for a thru-hike takes a lot of work. Preparing to travel for 6 months in a new country takes a lot of work. But what about when you combine the two?

Feb 3, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)
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 (Hermione)
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

I have six months to walk as far North as I can. I've never been on an extended backpacking trip before, I've never been to America and I still don't have a full set of gear.... What could possibly go wrong??

Jan 15, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)