Hey, everyone! I'm getting an early start on my NOBO and I'll be hitting up Springer Mountain in February (the cold never bothered me anyway, right Elsa?) I'm 24 and I grew up in North Carolina, but I live in Colorado right now, where I'm spoiled rotten playing in the Rockies every chance I get. I graduated from Appalachian State University with a BS in Cellular/Molecular Biology in 2015, and I'm thru hiking the last bit of my gap year before I hopefully start med school in August. I'm a simple gal who loves the usual things in life: big dogs, flannels, and free chips and salsa. Get ready for some serious shenanigans. Happy hiking!
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