Paige Bellamy

Knows a thing or two about sea cucumbers. Loves cheese and craft beer. Writes about science, hiking, and intersectional feminism. Thru-hiking the AT in 2018 to catch up on all of her favorite podcasts. Would love to have you read about her crazy journey here.

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How to Cope When the Honeymoon Phase Is Over

How to Cope When the Honeymoon Phase Is Over

It's the third day of walking through knee-high snowdrifts, sleeping in the frigid cold, and hiking in freezing rain with wind gusts cracking your

Apr 16, 2018 : Paige Bellamy
Sleeping In The Tent Corner To Keep It Upright, Peeing ON My Pants, And Other Misadventures

Sleeping In The Tent Corner To Keep It Upright, Peeing ON My Pants, And Other Misadventures

‘Twas a dark and stormy night... (well, not stormy yet, but we’ll get there). Friends were gathered around the warmth of the campfire. We had braved

Mar 21, 2018 : Paige Bellamy
6 Things You’ll Be Unprepared for at the Start of Your Hike

6 Things You’ll Be Unprepared for at the Start of Your Hike

1. Even the introverts are incredibly social. It will be a rare day when you pass a thru-hiker who doesn’t say hello on the trail. Even at the

Mar 12, 2018 : Paige Bellamy
What I Leave Behind: Comfort, Expectations, and Deodorant

What I Leave Behind: Comfort, Expectations, and Deodorant

I leave tomorrow. Nerves rack my body. My pounding heart can be heard from across the hotel room. What if I hate it? What if I get injured? What if I

Mar 11, 2018 : Paige Bellamy
Olympian vs. Thru-Hiker Smackdown: Who Can Eat More?

Olympian vs. Thru-Hiker Smackdown: Who Can Eat More?

With the Olympics underway, I can’t help but remember the insane amount of food Michael Phelps ate before his historic 2008 Olympic medal haul in

Feb 14, 2018 : Paige Bellamy
Yes, I’ll be Pooping in the Woods and Other Answers to FAQs about the AT

Yes, I’ll be Pooping in the Woods and Other Answers to FAQs about the AT

Three years ago, I decided to hike the Appalachian Trail, but little did I know that much of my time prepping would include preparing others for my

Jan 29, 2018 : Paige Bellamy