Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson

Hey y'all, I'm Pheebs. I'm a Tennessee gal who loves cold beer, plant memes, unicorns, and long walks in the woods. This year my boyfriend Isaac and I are doing a flip flop thru hike of the Appalachian Trail, so stay tuned for our adventures!

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AT Mile 750: “What Am I Capable Of?” High Highs and Low Lows in Maine

AT Mile 750: “What Am I Capable Of?” High Highs and Low Lows in Maine

On Tuesday, I hit the AT at the road crossing of Maine highway 27 for my first southbound miles of the entire journey. My heart was full of

Jun 22, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
Virginia Today, Maine Tomorrow: The Flip Flop

Virginia Today, Maine Tomorrow: The Flip Flop

Last week we hiked through the Grayson Highlands, then spent Memorial Day Weekend car camping there with our friends who live in Washington, DC. On

Jun 6, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
AT Mile 470 – Hardcore Damascus

AT Mile 470 – Hardcore Damascus

On Thursday we arrived in Damascus, VA, for Trail Days. Hiking in felt like a strange pilgrimage to Mecca. Section hikers flock to get a few days of

May 23, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
AT Mile 395: Suffering Is Inevitable

AT Mile 395: Suffering Is Inevitable

This week I’ve been listening to a book called The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson, and it’s appropriate hiking literature. Manson’s

May 10, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
AT Mile 275: Great Smoky Mountain Adventures

AT Mile 275: Great Smoky Mountain Adventures

After hiking through Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I finally understand why they call it Great. The Smokies are a force of nature.Fontana

Apr 27, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
AT Mile 165: Accomplishments and a Weekend at Home

AT Mile 165: Accomplishments and a Weekend at Home

It’s been exactly three weeks since I started my thru-hike, and I still wake up every day feelinglike  the luckiest human on the planet. Though I’m

Apr 14, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
The Unicorn Who Hiked Through Georgia

The Unicorn Who Hiked Through Georgia

Well, it’s officially been a week on the Appalachian Trail, and it’s been eventful to say the least. I already earned my trail name,

Apr 1, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
Final Reflections Before the Appalachian Trail

Final Reflections Before the Appalachian Trail

The time has come, and today is the day. My parents and best friend camped at Amicalola with Isaac and me last night, so as I write this I'm about to

Mar 24, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
Resupply, Food, and Final Gear Changes

Resupply, Food, and Final Gear Changes

One month to go, and it's getting down to the little details. So far, the most common questions I get from people about my thru-hike pertain to food.

Feb 25, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
Flip-Flopping and the Great Bear Bag Debate

Flip-Flopping and the Great Bear Bag Debate

Y'all, I leave for Springer Mountain in less than two months. I can hardly wrap my head around it. But I'll pretend I'm prepared and address a few of

Jan 30, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson