Sara Rollins

Im Sara, and I’m doing a 2019 AT Flip-Flop attempt. I’m a 26 year old woman from West Virginia fiercely dedicated to my personal, spiritual, emotional and physical growth. I generally view life with a good sense of humor, and I take not-taking-life-too-seriously pretty seriously. I have a background in music, yoga, and education and I’m searching for a career path that doesn’t feel like it’s stomping the spirit out of me. I enjoy sharing my life with people in the hopes that it brings a little more honesty, light, and good humor into the world.

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Getting My Trail Name, Thru-Hiker Stank, and Healing Companionship

Getting My Trail Name, Thru-Hiker Stank, and Healing Companionship

Written on June 22, 2019 My Trail Name Early on in my journey, when people would ask me what my trail name was, I would say, “I’m just Sara for

Jul 7, 2019 : Sara Rollins
Magic on the Appalachian Trail

Magic on the Appalachian Trail

Written on June 8, 2019 Today is my 11th day on trail.  I’ve already experienced so many moments of magic and beauty.   ~Caledonia State

Jun 22, 2019 : Sara Rollins
The Hardest Part of the Journey: Getting Started

The Hardest Part of the Journey: Getting Started

I woke up on the couch, grumpy because Burt had a rehearsal the night before and we weren’t able to fall asleep together.  When he had gotten into

Jun 6, 2019 : Sara Rollins
15 Days Until Departure – What’s on My Mind

15 Days Until Departure – What’s on My Mind

With less than a month now until I hit the trail, some days I feel like it is torture to wait another second to leave, while other days my chest is

May 13, 2019 : Sara Rollins
The Pack Chooses the Hiker – My First Time in REI

The Pack Chooses the Hiker – My First Time in REI

The logistics were taken care of.  I Googled where the closest REI was, I got the day off work, and I even convinced Burt and our roommates to get

Apr 15, 2019 : Sara Rollins
Choosing Goals and Sticking to Them

Choosing Goals and Sticking to Them

Deciding to hike the Appalachian Trail is one of the most tangible goals I’ve ever set out to accomplish.  I have learned more than I even realized

Apr 1, 2019 : Sara Rollins
A Tough Decision. I’m Not Taking My Dog

A Tough Decision. I’m Not Taking My Dog

Or should I take her? The months leading up to a thru-hike are filled with decision after decision.  Deciding on this gear and that gear, where to

Mar 15, 2019 : Sara Rollins
From Section Hiker to Thru-Hiker

From Section Hiker to Thru-Hiker

The first time I set foot on the AT, I was 23, and I was accompanied by my boyfriend, Burt, and our Norwegian Elkhound, Lola.  It was our first time

Feb 26, 2019 : Sara Rollins