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 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
I Survived the Holidays, “Thru-Hiker Style”

I Survived the Holidays, “Thru-Hiker Style”

Happy New Year, The Trek! I cannot believe it's 2019. Do you know what that means?  We've made it through the holidays! If you're like me,

Jan 2, 2019 : Melissa
Staying Present Whilst Planning My Thru

Staying Present Whilst Planning My Thru

Fun fact: I'm a planner. I like to know what I’m doing, when I’m doing it, and how it’s gonna go down. However, it’s not super healthy to be

Dec 1, 2018 : Melissa
From Kate Spade to Katabatic

From Kate Spade to Katabatic

Hello, The Trek! My name is Melissa. If you had told me a five years ago that I'd be planning to go live in the woods, I would have looked at you

Nov 2, 2018 : Melissa