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 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
Shakedown Hike in Savage Gulf, Tennessee

Shakedown Hike in Savage Gulf, Tennessee

This month I've finally had time to get out and go on some "shakedown" hikes. I'd just call them backpacking trips, but evidently since I'm

Dec 31, 2018 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
Goldilocks and the Six Sleeping Pads

Goldilocks and the Six Sleeping Pads

It's November and fall has finally arrived in East Tennessee. That means I have been itching to get outside, and try to sneak hikes or even overnight

Nov 7, 2018 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Last weekend Isaac and I went on a quick overnight backcountry trip at Abrams Creek, which is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Abrams

Oct 22, 2018 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
Privilege and Thru-Hiking: Food for Thought

Privilege and Thru-Hiking: Food for Thought

I've done a mountain of research in the past few months preparing for my March thru-hike start date. This research has allowed me to observe some

Oct 10, 2018 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
Keepin’ It Light… or Ultralight?

Keepin’ It Light… or Ultralight?

Backpacking gear is one of those things that can take me into the depths of the internet, and I'll admit that lately I have become a little obsessed.

Sep 24, 2018 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson