Ruth Nasrullah

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!

Posts

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