Hey there! My name is Madelyn (Wrong Way on the trails). Although I live in Colorado now, I am a proud Midwesterner and a Buckeye through and through! I found hiking and backpacking as an adult; the first time I ever camped was on my first backpacking trip a few months after graduating from college. My fifth ever backpacking trip was the Appalachian Trail in 2021, and it made my feet itchy for more thru-hikes! I section-hiked the Colorado Trail in 2022/23, and I'm doing the Continental Divide Trail in 2024.
Out of the many difficult decisions required before embarking on a thru-hike, one of the most daunting and crucial is: who, if anyone, are you
You know how, when you're a kid, adults are always asking questions like, "What do you want to do when you grow up?" Maybe now you're the adult. Or