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.
Hello! When we last met, I was taking a zero in Franklin, NC, one week in and just shy of the hundred-mile mark. Today, I'm writing to you from a
Wow, I can't believe it's been only a week on the trail. Last Monday, April 25th, my husband drove me up to Amicalola so I could register and weigh
I’m super stoked about my gear. I feel like I’ve read every single review on every single model from every single brand that exists. I have an Excel
I can’t shake the feeling that my hike is selfish. I’m leaving my husband, my family, my friends, 3 jobs, my business, my house. I’m missing weddings
Get a peek into my personal finances and prep in Part 1, and then get some tough-lovin' on how to cut back expenses in Part 2. You’ve planned,
Part 2: Spend Less In Part 1 I shared how I’m setting myself up to hike the AT in a financially responsible way, despite not having much money.
Part 1: A Financial Snapshot, and Plans for the AT TL;DR: with a little financial awareness, planning, and hard work, money doesn’t have
When I was halfway up Half Dome last summer, I seriously considered the idea that I might die. It looks almost vertical, doesn't it? IT
Guys, organic chemistry is hard. Like, really hard. Like, “I have two degrees and I’ve never worked so hard just to pass a class” hard. So when
I’ve been fortunate enough to be blessed with excellent backpacking buddies. It all started in 2013 when my high school friend Rich decided to plan a