Meredith Johnson

Hey there! I'm Meredith and I'm solo NoBo thru-hiking the AT starting mid-March. I was born and raised in Florida, but got hooked on mountains when spending summers in North Carolina and college in Virginia. I'm in DC now and spend weekends away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy some good ol' quality time with nature. If you're interested in "spur of the moment regardless of the plan" stories, follow along on this adventure!

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The Time I Hiked Through the Snow in Crocs

The Time I Hiked Through the Snow in Crocs

Before we jump into the Crocs in snow story, let me set the scene. I was heading north out of Erwin, Tenn., to start my favorite section on the

Apr 17, 2018 : Meredith Johnson
On a Tough Day, Lessons in Embracing the Suck

On a Tough Day, Lessons in Embracing the Suck

In the real world, I’ve been in situations where I’ve felt overwhelmed and I’ve had the option to stop and give up right then and there. In this

Apr 8, 2018 : Meredith Johnson
Finding My Trail Legs, and a New Attitude

Finding My Trail Legs, and a New Attitude

The day before I started my thru-hike I was prepared to feel anxious, sad, excited, scared, overjoyed, and so on. Instead I spent the day feeling

Apr 3, 2018 : Meredith Johnson
The Only Thing You Can Control Is Your Attitude

The Only Thing You Can Control Is Your Attitude

It’s easy to wish your life away. I was living vacation to vacation. During those sweet two-week vacations, I would pursue the things I loved like

Feb 5, 2018 : Meredith Johnson
A Procrastinator’s Highs and Lows of Thru-Hike Planning

A Procrastinator’s Highs and Lows of Thru-Hike Planning

Planning is not my forte. If you ask my friends to describe me in a few words, I'm sure you'll hear spontaneous, crazy, fun, weird, and so on more

Jan 28, 2018 : Meredith Johnson
The Meaning Behind My Burning Desire To Thru-Hike

The Meaning Behind My Burning Desire To Thru-Hike

Feeling exposed but here it goes… my first blog post. Two months from today I start my NOBO AT thru-hike. Last night it hit me that I was closer to

Jan 21, 2018 : Meredith Johnson