Melissa

Hey y'all! I just graduated from college and instead of doing the normal things.. I'm going to be thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2019. You'll find me flipping through Backpacker Magazine when I'm supposed to be bartending.

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Week Six: Thomas Knob Misadventures

Week Six: Thomas Knob Misadventures

Day 36: 19.7 We started off the morning climbing over a big ole hump. I wasn't in the mood for a morning climb so I tried to tune it out by

Oct 26, 2019 : Melissa
Week Five: Roan Highlands, I Love You

Week Five: Roan Highlands, I Love You

Day 29: 4.4 Final day in Erwin! We went to McDonald's and the nicest Dunkin’ I’ve ever been in, for breakfast. I’m finally able to stomach some real

Jul 8, 2019 : Melissa
Week Four: Sick as a Dog

Week Four: Sick as a Dog

Day 21: 13.6 From Standing Bear, McFly and I had a rainy morning climbing up to Snowbird Peak. We were wildly unprepared for the cold front that

Jul 6, 2019 : Melissa
Week Three: Smoky Mountains

Week Three: Smoky Mountains

Day 15: 11.8 Woke up pretty early and rolled out of camp before the sun was completely up. Stopped for hot breakfast at Cable Gap Shelter with Kelly

Apr 14, 2019 : Melissa
Week Two: Injured on a Blue Blaze

Week Two: Injured on a Blue Blaze

Day Seven: 11.8 We got out of the hostel from hell and hiked out at around 9 a.m. It was a good morning of hiking, but once lunch hit my knee was in

Apr 3, 2019 : Melissa
My First Week: Sponsored by Ibuprofen

My First Week: Sponsored by Ibuprofen

Day Zero: 8.8 I didn’t sleep at all last night. The combination of eating a bunch of crap food and being nervous ended in my being horrifically

Mar 16, 2019 : Melissa
Here’s What I’m Carrying as My Trek Begins

Here’s What I’m Carrying as My Trek Begins

Today's the day. In a few minutes I will be walking out the door of my Amicalola Lodge hotel room and walking into the wilderness with my two hiking

Mar 10, 2019 : Melissa
12 Days Out (First Aid, Toiletries, and Glasses, Oh My)

12 Days Out (First Aid, Toiletries, and Glasses, Oh My)

12 Days *changes pants* The time has flown by so quickly and now I have only 12 days to prepare for a 2,200-mile adventure. There are so many

Feb 26, 2019 : Melissa
How I Found My Big Three on a Budget

How I Found My Big Three on a Budget

Every hiker is horny for gear. Thru-hikers even more so! I'm going to be walking from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail starting this

Feb 1, 2019 : Melissa
Birth Control Options while on Trail

Birth Control Options while on Trail

While I may or may not have kids in this lifetime, I most certainly don't want to be worrying about keeping my birth control consistent while on

Jan 14, 2019 : Melissa