Hi, ya'll! 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 and craft beer. Franklin, TN. is my hometown, but the mountains of NC have my heart. Boo Radley is my cattle dog-beagle-hyena mix, who has hiked one thousand miles of the Appalachian Trail. In 2016, I thru hiked the Appalachian Trail solo. On April 15th 2018, I will be attempting my thru of the Pacific Crest Trail with my significant other. I'm excited to be back at the Trek sharing my journey with ya'll!
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