MG Hibionada

AT SOBO 2022. Filipina-American. Born in Chicago, bred in the burbs, Michigan for a hot second, then back to Chicago. Mental healthcare worker, soon-to-be MSW, and aspiring LCSW. Oldest sister to two stellar siblings, daughter to two giving parents, friend to the coolest cats, and partner to my number one fan. I pick up hobbies depending on the season. I'm impulsive; hence my attempt to thru-hike this trail. Let’s see how this goes — I’m just as curious as you are!

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Halfway Highlights

Halfway Highlights

I’m halfway into this beautiful journey! Taking things one step at a time, building friendships, having a supportive home base, believing that the

Sep 11, 2022 : MG Hibionada
Gear List

Gear List

With a little over a month left until I head to Baxter State Park, I've spent a lot of time honing in on my gear list — so, here ya go: Condensed

May 7, 2022 : MG Hibionada
Managing Others + Self

Managing Others + Self

“You’ll get homesick.” “You can’t do this alone.” “You’re a vulnerable woman.” “You’re avoiding the real world.” “You’re not an experienced

Mar 21, 2022 : MG Hibionada
Physical + Mental Preparation

Physical + Mental Preparation

According to The Trek, physical injury and mental fatigue are major factors that drive hikers to leave the trail. Four months remain until I begin

Feb 10, 2022 : MG Hibionada
Welcome

Welcome

You're invited to read along as I walk along the Appalachian Trail. (First backpacking selfie, 2015) WHO:  Hi, my name is MG. I’m a

Jan 23, 2022 : MG Hibionada