Sara Ecay

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!

Posts

Weird Horse Climbs Katahdin

Weird Horse Climbs Katahdin

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

Oct 20, 2016 : Sara Ecay
Dream come true

Dream come true

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

Jun 30, 2016 : Sara Ecay
Atkins to Front Royal

Atkins to Front Royal

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

May 21, 2016 : Sara Ecay
Update from Atkins VA

Update from Atkins VA

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

Apr 24, 2016 : Sara Ecay
Marching Right Along

Marching Right Along

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

Mar 26, 2016 : Sara Ecay
Week 1: Amicalola to Hiawassee

Week 1: Amicalola to Hiawassee

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

Mar 13, 2016 : Sara Ecay
Last Minute List Time

Last Minute List Time

^pictured above: a honky tonk farewell party! I'm 100% occupied with packing and finalizing and eating and watching tv as I count down the final

Mar 3, 2016 : Sara Ecay
A Look Inside a Dog’s Pack

A Look Inside a Dog’s Pack

  Last time I talked about my own Therm-a-Rest Z lite Sol sleeping pad cut to fit (REI Garage Sale) Ruffwear Hi & Dry Saddlebag

Feb 28, 2016 : Sara Ecay
Caught in a Gear Romance

Caught in a Gear Romance

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

Feb 22, 2016 : Sara Ecay
Let me introduce myself*

Let me introduce myself*

* 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

Feb 21, 2016 : Sara Ecay