My name is Ruth. I have strong opinions and deep ambitions that haven't all led me to success or satisfaction. That's why I plan to hike the Appalachian Trail northbound from Springer Mountain, leaving February 26, 2018. SCRATCH THAT: I'm deferring my thru-hike to 2019. I'm disappointed, yes, but I'm more excited about about having an additional 13 months to plan. I'll be back later this year to blog about how 2018 has shaped up and my thoughts and plans for hitting the AT in 2019. Good luck to the class of 2018!
This will be my last post until the fall, when I start blogging about my 2019 thru-hike. Yes, 2019. I have decided to defer my thru-hike until
Thru-hiker Dann Hailey, trail name Night Crawler, first gained fame when popular vlogger Early Riser introduced him to the internet. “This guy
I woke up at 5:00 this morning with the thought in my head that maybe I don’t understand the magnitude of an AT thru-hike, that maybe I will get on
(No, the title of this post isn’t meant to be a partisan reference. However, it references a campaign slogan and this post is about voting and I am a
I went to the Lone Star Trail, is closed until damage from Hurricane Harvey is repaired, so I went to the next best place I could find, a park with
I am among those hopeful thru-hikers who have researched, surfed the net, watched YouTube videos, made best-friends-for-life at REI, and perhaps,
Last March, my sister sent me a link via Facebook to a book about the Appalachian Trail and the message “2020 yo it’s on.” The book was Appalachian