Montana N.

I crave adventure like that gnawing, pit-of-your-stomach hunger. I fetishize simplicity; I am thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail for an excuse to be homeless, own only what I can carry, eat jars of PB, and do headstands atop mountains. My intended profession is writing, but I also like to rock climb, flail to live music, and get my daily dose of vitamin D. You can check out my blog at peakedcuriosity.com.

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We Made It to Mt. Katahdin!?!

We Made It to Mt. Katahdin!?!

Yeah, so I haven't posted since Vermont...my B. Those last two states were just too awesome to take a zero day! Plus, Lucas and I had a strict

Sep 6, 2014 : Montana N.
Two Toenails down, 500 Miles to Go.

Two Toenails down, 500 Miles to Go.

Well, yesterday I slipped down a small rock face. The rain had just picked up again, the granite was extra slippery, and my trekking poles failed.

Jul 8, 2014 : Montana N.
On and Off the Trail Adventure

On and Off the Trail Adventure

Yeah, yeah. I know... it's been a while since I've posted an update. Lemme' just jump right in by saying WE SURVIVED Virginia! That's right. Lucas

Jun 20, 2014 : Montana N.
I Want to Be Tough as Nails

I Want to Be Tough as Nails

Max Patch is supposedly one hell of a view.For us, it was just hell.The morning was misty but not rainy. Lucas and I took our tent down in a

May 3, 2014 : Montana N.
Leaky Tent, Creaky Tree, and Too Few Calories

Leaky Tent, Creaky Tree, and Too Few Calories

Well hello. Here's me sitting at a computer for the first time in 21 days...with the intentions of cranking out an update! First off, thank you so

Apr 17, 2014 : Montana N.
Bear, BBQ, and Body Aches

Bear, BBQ, and Body Aches

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach

Mar 25, 2014 : Montana N.
Life Transitions & Uncertainty

Life Transitions & Uncertainty

I'm about to spend 5 months walking through unfamiliar places, living in a way that I am unfamiliar with. I'm taking time off from my scheduled life,

Mar 12, 2014 : Montana N.
If These Videos Don’t Inspire You to Thru-Hike, Then Nothing Will

If These Videos Don’t Inspire You to Thru-Hike, Then Nothing Will

I begin my thru-hike in less than a week! Thought I'd share my excitement for the trail with these 5 inspirational Appalachian Trail

Mar 10, 2014 : Montana N.
Hello from Montana

Hello from Montana

Hiya! I'm Montana.Ironically, my name means “mountain,” and mountains are my obsession.At the summit of Mt. Baker. Ecstatic. ...so are

Feb 28, 2014 : Montana N.