Ruth Nasrullah

I wear a few hats. I'm a journalist, an activist, and my day job is Administrator of a mosque here in Houston. I love the feeling of carrying just what I need on my back and sleeping in a tent. My two favorite sounds are cicadas in August and the wind blowing through the tops of tall pine trees. I also love the Real Housewives shows and online solitaire. As I said, I wear a few hats.

Posts

Own the Hot Flashes: Tips for Menopausal Hikers

Own the Hot Flashes: Tips for Menopausal Hikers

You may see them infrequently. You may wonder at their skill or endurance.  If you’re the average AT thru-hiker—young and male—you may worry about

Jul 26, 2018 : Ruth Nasrullah
Moving up to the Class of 2019

Moving up to the Class of 2019

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

Jan 1, 2018 : Ruth Nasrullah
Night Crawler: Searching For A Trail Epiphany

Night Crawler: Searching For A Trail Epiphany

Thru-hiker Dann Hailey, trail name Night Crawler, first gained fame when popular vlogger Early Riser introduced him to the internet. “This guy

Nov 26, 2017 : Ruth Nasrullah
The Archenemy: Doubt

The Archenemy: Doubt

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

Nov 12, 2017 : Ruth Nasrullah
Yes I Can

Yes I Can

(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

Nov 1, 2017 : Ruth Nasrullah
My Very First Bonehead Maneuver

My Very First Bonehead Maneuver

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

Oct 26, 2017 : Ruth Nasrullah
Ish Gets Real

Ish Gets Real

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,

Oct 2, 2017 : Ruth Nasrullah
Yo, It’s On

Yo, It’s On

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

Aug 23, 2017 : Ruth Nasrullah