Peanut

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!

Posts

Wind River My Route

Wind River My Route

“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

Sep 26, 2019 : Peanut
What Works for Me: My PCT Gear List

What Works for Me: My PCT Gear List

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

Apr 13, 2018 : Peanut
Hey, Ya’ll : What I’ve Been up to, Why I’m Hiking the PCT

Hey, Ya’ll : What I’ve Been up to, Why I’m Hiking the PCT

Why I hiked the Appalachian Trail:            Every thru-hiker gets the question “Why are you hiking the (insert trail name here)?” Perhaps this

Apr 9, 2018 : Peanut
Feelin’ Lucky

Feelin’ Lucky

The Whites make Dragon's Tooth and Lehigh Gap look like the Shenendoahs.  Yesterday I finished the White Mountain section of the Appalachian

Aug 29, 2016 : Peanut
Going from Trail to the Big City

Going from Trail to the Big City

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

Jul 7, 2016 : Peanut
Bye, Boo.

Bye, Boo.

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

Jun 18, 2016 : Peanut
Hiker Introduction: Better Late than Never

Hiker Introduction: Better Late than Never

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

Jun 6, 2016 : Peanut