Howdy! I'm Sara and I will be setting out in March 2016, with my trusty mutt Jetta, to achieve my childhood dream of thru hiking the Appalachian Trail. I'm a 26 year old Texas born and Tennessee raised adventurer and lover of nature. I have a special passion for animals and make my living as a veterinary technician. I could count the number of overnight backpacking trips I've done on just 2 hands but I enjoyed the heck out of each of them, so I've decided to take 6 months away from my wonderful life and amazing husband to hike the entire 2,200 miles of the AT. I foresee this being one crazy adventure so stay tuned!
A rainbow touching down on Katahdin the day before I summited. Ok let me remember how to do this... Its been 75 days since I finished my NoBo
Sitting here on the deck at Qu's Whistle Stop Restaurant in Vermont soaking up the early evening sun on a cloudless day and it just hit me; I'm
It's been awhile! It takes a lot of dedication to keep up the blogging while in the trail. I never have enough service or battery to blog on the
Well here I am in Atkins Virginia in possibly, no definitely, the lousiest motel I have ever stayed in but I'm feeling pretty good. I'm freshly
Looking back I have learned so much in the past two and a half weeks and become so accustomed to trail life that it feels like I have been out her
A shower and clean laundry has never felt so good! Jetta and I have made it the first 69.6 miles on the AT and we are happily taking a nero at Top of
Ever wonder what drives a thru hiker to do such a crazy thing? Check out my post about my reasons for thru hiking the AT and see my biggest supporters.
Have you ever though about taking your dog backpacking? Take a look inside Jetta's pack and get some general tips about backpacking with dogs.
I think I'm in love! My husband may be a little jealous of the special relationship I have with my gear. If you have only done day hikes or short
* Disclaimer: this post contains throwback photos Howdy! Are you wondering whats up with the "howdy"? My husband is an Alumni of Texas A&M and