Sarah Southard

Hello! My name is Sarah, trail name “Froggy” and I will be attempting a Flip Flop thru hike of the Appalachian Trail in April 2018. I have wanted to hike the AT for a few years now, and fate intervened and gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. I have lots of experience as a day hiker but have recently fallen in love with backpacking and camping. I currently live in Virginia with my wonderful husband and two elderly Chihuahuas, but I can’t wait to live in the woods next year. I will also be turning 40 in 2018, so it could be a ploy to hide in the woods for months to avoid the black balloons and Grim Reaper birthday cake. I’d love to have you follow along on my epic adventure!

Posts

Shenandoah Shakedown Hike-Part 2

Shenandoah Shakedown Hike-Part 2

Day Six-11.5 Miles So my pack is trying to kill me. Thanks to Ms. Joy, I realized my pack is too long for me and it’s pulling on my shoulders and

Oct 7, 2017 : Sarah Southard
Shenandoah Shakedown Hike-Part 1

Shenandoah Shakedown Hike-Part 1

It was time. I was at the Rockfish Gap parking lot which sits at the southern end of Shenandoah National Park. I had planned this 10 day shakedown

Oct 7, 2017 : Sarah Southard
Rainbows and Butterflies or Blisters and Bears?

Rainbows and Butterflies or Blisters and Bears?

Learning to accept my 2018 thru hike attempt isn't going to be just rainbows and butterflies. There's a tough road ahead. Will I be able to handle it mentally and physically?

Sep 22, 2017 : Sarah Southard