Nichole Young

Hello, I'm Nichole, AT class of 2016! I walked from Georgia to Maine (4/25-9/22) to test my limits and strength, to be a badass, and to show myself that if I can do this, I can do absolutely anything... and also raised $2,500 for clean water in the process. Summer of 2017 will find me backpacking the Mini Triple Crown: Long Trail, Colorado Trail, and John Muir Trail. I'm currently living in northern NJ with my incredibly supportive and non-hiking husband, working multiple jobs to fund my mountain addiction, and working on my new website, do-anything.com. You can also see what I'm up to on Instagram, @nicholeyoung1.

Posts

Gear Review: Montbell UL Thermawrap Jacket

Gear Review: Montbell UL Thermawrap Jacket

Montbell UL Thermawrap JacketWebsite weight: 7oz. Actually-weighed weight (size S): 6.5oz Packed down size: Rolls down to the size of

May 19, 2017 : Nichole Young
2017 Adventure: Mini Triple Crown

2017 Adventure: Mini Triple Crown

After completing the Appalachian Trail in September of 2016, I almost immediately started looking for my next adventure - despite having sworn during

Mar 29, 2017 : Nichole Young
Thru-Hike Follow Up: Miles and Days and Miles

Thru-Hike Follow Up: Miles and Days and Miles

As Hiking Season 2017 is gearing up, I've been in touch with a lot of prospective future hikers who are looking for gear advice, logistic

Feb 3, 2017 : Nichole Young
Thru-Hike Follow-Up: Rhythm and Blues

Thru-Hike Follow-Up: Rhythm and Blues

Pssst - I'm currently 1/3 of the way through re-living my hike by posting 60 of my favorite never-before-seen thru-hike photos chronologically over

Jan 18, 2017 : Nichole Young
Requisite Gear Post: The Follow-Up

Requisite Gear Post: The Follow-Up

Waaay back in March after months of research and planning, I posted my initial gear list here. Now I'm back due to multiple requests (and my own gear

Oct 20, 2016 : Nichole Young
I did it. I DID IT!

I did it. I DID IT!

On September 22nd, after 151 days, 14 states, millions of steps, and almost 2,200 miles, I summited Mt. Katahdin in Maine, finishing my Appalachian

Oct 4, 2016 : Nichole Young
First Taste of the Whites

First Taste of the Whites

*I originally posted this with no photos due to terrible internet. A week later I have been able to add photos!* "When a

Aug 23, 2016 : Nichole Young
Pennsylvania is the Worst

Pennsylvania is the Worst

Hey friends! I last updated just shy of hitting the halfway point of the Appalachian Trail in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. Since then, I’ve knocked

Jul 31, 2016 : Nichole Young
Woah, We’re (Almost) Half-Way There

Woah, We’re (Almost) Half-Way There

Hey hikerfriends! It's been a hot minute since I updated. Sorry. It doesn't mean I'm not thinking of you.When last we spoke, I was recovering

Jun 25, 2016 : Nichole Young
A Marathon Day

A Marathon Day

(My phone was dead for this entire day so please enjoy unrelated pretty AT photos).On May 25th, I had my one month trail-iversary. I've been

May 27, 2016 : Nichole Young