Rachel Hoyt

Hey I'm Rachel, your average Indiana English teacher with an unusual approach to her post grad years: NOBO hiking the AT. I love reading, guacamole, exploring, and deep-cleaning my car. I hate grammar, know-it-alls, sedentary lifestyles, and coffee. I'm hiking with one of my dearest friends and looking forward to an amazing and worthwhile adventure.

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Couldn’t Be More Thankful

Couldn’t Be More Thankful

Ahh here we go: Thanksgiving once again. This is easily one of my favorite holidays. In our commercial and egotistical world, I love the idea of

Nov 25, 2015 : Rachel Hoyt
Learning to Drive Stick on the AT and Other Adventures

Learning to Drive Stick on the AT and Other Adventures

It's incredibly hard to believe that the last time I blogged, I was laying in a tent in Damascus, Virginia. I had just gotten into this massive state

Jun 18, 2015 : Rachel Hoyt
Tell the Ones That Need to Know: We are Headed North

Tell the Ones That Need to Know: We are Headed North

It's been a good long while since I've last blogged. That was only to give you a lovely little anecdote on a mouse in my tent. In case you were

May 11, 2015 : Rachel Hoyt
Where’s a Good Brown Paper Bag When You Need One?

Where’s a Good Brown Paper Bag When You Need One?

There are a few things you should know about me before I begin to share my story. First and foremost, I am not brave. I am actually scared very

Apr 24, 2015 : Rachel Hoyt
From Franklin to Charlotte and Other AT Adventures

From Franklin to Charlotte and Other AT Adventures

Well friends, it's been a while since I have had a moment to blog, so you will have to bear with me if this is extremely long or drawn out. I'll do

Apr 18, 2015 : Rachel Hoyt
The Time of My Life

The Time of My Life

We have officially been out on the trail for two weeks now and there is so much to say and share, I don't even know where to begin. I'm trying my

Apr 4, 2015 : Rachel Hoyt
And We’re Off!

And We’re Off!

Let's just talk about that first day... On the morning Barkley and I left for the trail (Friday the 20th), I woke up in Bowling Green, KY in my aunt

Mar 26, 2015 : Rachel Hoyt
Who Am I Hiking For?

Who Am I Hiking For?

The answer should be obvious… You do something like the AT for yourself. Duh. That’s just what you do. If you are going to choose to endure months

Mar 10, 2015 : Rachel Hoyt
The Unique Talent of Adventure

The Unique Talent of Adventure

As a teacher I work with the best people on the planet – adolescent preteens Now, I know exactly what you are thinking: Teaching middle school kids?

Feb 21, 2015 : Rachel Hoyt
Growing Out Your Bangs and Other Pre-Trail Challenges

Growing Out Your Bangs and Other Pre-Trail Challenges

Ever since I was 11 years old I have had beautiful bangs. It’s kind of my thing. In fact, it’s the only good thing about my hair. The Hoyt clan has

Feb 17, 2015 : Rachel Hoyt