Stix (Maggie Quamme)
I like coffee. I love drinking. I went to school with no clear plans for using my degree. I work(ed) with both animals and kids, and adore both. When I packed up my apartment to move, I had more boxes of books than anything else. I love my cat, Odin, more than I even like most people (and in general, I like people). My name comes from the outdoors camp I worked at for many years, where I taught kids how to start fires, build shelters, ride horses, catch and clean fish, do archery, be ninjas, and other general badass-ery. People like to abbreviate my real name to MagQuam. I will be starting my NOBO hike in March 2015.
So...I have made it to Hiawassee, GA, which means that I have made it down 69.6 miles of the Appalachian Trail! Yay! However, as my father pointed
So, let's talk about every hiker's favorite topic (or so it would seem) - gear. I have almost everything I need for my hike, so I figured it would be
Let me explain to you, the internet, how I have been explaining to people I know why I am not going to be bringing a gun on the Appalachian Trail, to
Okay, so, I’ll admit, I’m a little over-whelmed. You know, just a tad. This also marks what I’m considering my “real” start with blogging, as I
So, as I’m writing here, it can probably be assumed that I’m planning on attempting to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. That assumption would be