Ruth Morley

After living overseas 18 years, I continue to enjoy exploring the world, especially via my own two feet. The AT has been calling my name for several years now, and I'm finally accepting the challenge, with a custom-made flip-flop hike: SOBO from Harper's Ferry, July-October, 2017, and then NOBO out of Harper's Ferry, April-July, 2018. Even though I have hiked extensively in Europe, that was hut-to-hut, so this will be my first time to have my bedroom and kitchen on my back. I welcome the challenge! Please join me as I prepare for my "home-grown hike," as I sew my own tarp, backpack and quilt and dehydrate all my gluten- and dairy-free foods. Let the adventure begin!

Posts

My Apprenticeship Week on the AT

My Apprenticeship Week on the AT

"The best way of learning about anything is by doing."  -Richard Branson I presented myself as a novitiate to the Appalachian Trail last week and

May 4, 2017 : Ruth Morley
Stitching and Bitching: Building My Own Gear

Stitching and Bitching: Building My Own Gear

Cut to my last big camping experience:  in January, on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Temperatures at night dipped into the high 20's.  Using a

Apr 3, 2017 : Ruth Morley
AT Training Hike Carried to an Extreme:  How We Kinda Went Over the Top

AT Training Hike Carried to an Extreme: How We Kinda Went Over the Top

  How it all started Okay, so the husband comes to me in September with a copy of Sierra Magazine in his hand and the suggestion

Feb 4, 2017 : Ruth Morley
Before I get to the AT, Let me Tempt you With this Stunning European Trail!

Before I get to the AT, Let me Tempt you With this Stunning European Trail!

WELCOME TO MY FIRST POST! I'm excited that you're joining me as I start this big adventure.  Hiking the full length of the AT will certainly be a

Jan 27, 2017 : Ruth Morley