Hi, y'all! My name is Melanie but on trail I go by Peanut. Elephants are my favorite. Coffee is both a necessity and a passion. I like concerts, craft beer, and hockey. Franklin, TN. is my hometown, but the mountains of NC have my heart. Boo Radley is my cattle dog-beagle-hyena mix, who joined me for half of my AT thru hike. In 2016, I thru hiked the Appalachian Trail solo. I thru hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018 with my significant other. When I'm not playing outside in Nashville and surrounding areas, I work at Cumberland Transit, middle Tennessee's oldest outfitter. I'm excited to be at the Trek sharing my journey with ya'll!
“I found the perfect hike,” Cricket sent in a text along with a link to a video. “It’s called Wind River High Route (WRHR), roughly 80 miles, there
AT 2016 vs. PCT 2018 In 2016, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail with an extremely heavy pack (22 pounds) and this year I am going to hike the
Why I hiked the Appalachian Trail: Every thru-hiker gets the question “Why are you hiking the (insert trail name here)?” Perhaps this
The Whites make Dragon's Tooth and Lehigh Gap look like the Shenendoahs. Yesterday I finished the White Mountain section of the Appalachian
Washington DC: Wild Hikers Running Loose in the Nation's Capital I reached Harpers Ferry on June 24th and I was the one thousandth 2016
Why I sent my best friend home. Radley has hiked over 600 miles of the Appalachian Trail with me, but yesterday I chose to send her home. This
Greetings! I am over 700 miles into my thru hike and I'm way overdue for my introduction to Appalachian Trials. I'm Melanie, but on trail I go by