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!
Three weeks ago, I took a fall that put a pause on my AT journey. I was five minutes into my hike for the day when I tripped over my own two feet on
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
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
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
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
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
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