Ruth Nasrullah

I'm a journalist, an activist and a lover of trails and travel, a New Jersey native who moved to Houston in 2004. I cherish the feeling of carrying just what I need on my back and tenting solo listening to coyotes howl. I'm easily mesmerized by the sound of the wind through the tops of tall pine trees. I had my sights on a 2021 thru-hike, starting shortly after my 60th birthday, but given the never-ending COVID-19 epidemic, I'm eyeing 2023. In addition to all the above, I co-founded with my husband a COVID-19-related website which you can find at www.covid19wallofmemories.org .

Posts

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 Lake Houston Wilderness Park today.  It wasn't much of a workout; I live in Houston and when I ask people in this area where I can do

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 Hiking Through: One man’s journey to peace and freedom on the Appalachian Trail by Paul Stutzman, and her message proposed we for real do something we had talked about for years – hike the length of the AT.

Aug 23, 2017 : Ruth Nasrullah