Peanut

Hi! 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 music festivals and craft beer. Franklin, TN. is my hometown, but the mountains of NC have my heart. Radley is my dog and the best hiking partner. I earned my Masters in Appalachian Studies from Appalachian State University in August of 2015. I've been studying Appalachian mountain culture for the past two years, researching the practices of serpent handling churches. After attending school for twenty straight years I decided I needed a new adventure. I started my NOBO thru hike at Springer on March 23rd with my boo Radley and we're having a blast!

Posts

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