Sarah Lesiecki

Hi there! My name is Sarah but I'm better known as Lil Bear on the trail. I'm 29 years old and grew up an Illinois suburb kid, but have been residing in the city of Chicago for the past five years. My life thus far has been a constant chase to fill it with things that assure me I'm living to the fullest, while also searching for ways within that endeavor to not just live for myself. After having thrown myself into music related activities during high school and college, I became a flight attendant when I was 23, eight months after having graduated with a bachelors degree in psychology and not knowing what to do with myself next. I've been fortunate to continue to keep music in my life, and lately my life has been a constant mix of flying, drumming, and hiking. I spent a chunk of time hiking the AT this past summer, as I completed about 680 miles of the trail while going back home every few weeks to keep up with my jobs. I'm gearing up for this summer, doing things a little differently this time around, and am excited to be able to share this crazy journey with you as I plan to spend another summer finishing the trail!

Posts

The First Time I Met the Appalachian Trail in Person

The First Time I Met the Appalachian Trail in Person

It was the summer of 2017. My friend Ashley had just gone through a significant life event and was in the midst of transition. We both lived in

Dec 15, 2019 : Sarah Lesiecki
1,512 Miles to Go: Welcome to My Journey

1,512 Miles to Go: Welcome to My Journey

If you aren't sure if you have time to thru-hike, go anyway. If you've done your research and have your gear in place but aren't sure if you're ready

Dec 6, 2019 : Sarah Lesiecki