Stubbs

Hey y’all! Stubbs here! I’m a Marylander who likes beer (maybe a bit too much!), running, reading, traveling the World, and of course hiking! I will be making my second thru-hike attempt with my husband and best friend, after a pelvic fracture forced me off trail in 2016. I made it over halfway to Boiling Springs, PA and have every intention of conquering the trail in its entirety this time if the odds are in my favor! It’s go time!

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Hello, My Name is Stubbs and I’m a Trail-oholic

Hello, My Name is Stubbs and I’m a Trail-oholic

The time keeping me from returning back to the trail is almost out, so I thought I’d share a bit about myself before I start this incredible journey

Mar 14, 2017 : Stubbs
Shedding the Weight: Gear Changes for My 2nd AT Attempt

Shedding the Weight: Gear Changes for My 2nd AT Attempt

This will be my second attempt at thru-hiking the AT while also trying to go a little lighter than before. I got injured last year, and carrying

Feb 28, 2017 : Stubbs
Food for Thought: Hiking Stoveless

Food for Thought: Hiking Stoveless

To some hikers, it’s the unthinkable! No warm meals? Not on the trail at least. It makes the long haul into town that much more gratifying! Some

Feb 14, 2017 : Stubbs
On the Path to Healing & Hiking for Mental Health

On the Path to Healing & Hiking for Mental Health

I’m sure to most of you it is a no brainer that there are some physical health benefits to hiking. It can help you control your weight, blood

Jan 31, 2017 : Stubbs
7 Reasons Thru-Hikes Fail, and How to Help Prevent Defeat

7 Reasons Thru-Hikes Fail, and How to Help Prevent Defeat

There are numerous reasons why people quit their thru-hike, and some of them are preventable. Here are several examples of reasons why people fail

Jan 17, 2017 : Stubbs
An A.T. Bucket List: Are Any of These on Your Trail Agenda?

An A.T. Bucket List: Are Any of These on Your Trail Agenda?

Just a few things you might want to do while hiking the Appalachian Trail this year! Check in (or out) at Amicalola Falls S. P. Get a

Jan 3, 2017 : Stubbs
25 Quotes to Inspire Your Next Outdoor Adventure

25 Quotes to Inspire Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Looking for “Either move or be moved.” ~ Ezra Pound, poet “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the

Dec 20, 2016 : Stubbs
AT FAQ: With Answers That Are Shorter Than This Blog Title, Maybe

AT FAQ: With Answers That Are Shorter Than This Blog Title, Maybe

Maybe you are sick of answering the same questions over and over again to the folks at home. Maybe you want to know for yourself, and don’t want to

Dec 13, 2016 : Stubbs
The Frugal Thru Hiker: A Few Tips on How to Stretch the Dollar on the Trail

The Frugal Thru Hiker: A Few Tips on How to Stretch the Dollar on the Trail

Just to get this off the table, this isn’t an article about budgeting before hitting the trail. I would be absolutely horrible in providing such

Dec 6, 2016 : Stubbs
Take The Side Trail: Hike the A.T. While Enjoying Some Thrills on the Side

Take The Side Trail: Hike the A.T. While Enjoying Some Thrills on the Side

Have some extra money for splurging? Want to get a small dose of the days of old when you were one with society? It doesn’t have to be all work and

Nov 29, 2016 : Stubbs