Hi there! I'm Sarahmarie ("Passport"), and I'm an English teacher, a writer, a crocheter, a traveler, an AT thru-hiker in 2019, and a person who is very bad at concise intros. I grew up in Kentucky but I've also lived in Atlanta, Georgia and Flagstaff, Arizona, with assorted adventures traipsing abroad. I've hiked the Camino Francés, Camino del Norte, and Camino Primitivo in Spain, as well as the John Muir Trail in California. I've been working towards a thru-hike of the AT for many years, and I am so excited to be out here this year. I love a lot of things, including, but not limited to: languages, bagels and cream cheese, books, bookstores, stickers, dogs, and obsessively watching my favorite shows over and over. I am loving life out here on this glorious, sweaty trail and I look forward to learning more from my fellow hikers as I move north!
A quick update on Harpers Ferry, Maryland, and surviving Pennsylvania
Time is weird on the trail. Well, time is weird anyway. But when you measure your life in days and miles, time gets even stranger. Maybe one day this
Every 100 miles crossed on the Appalachian Trail is a cause for celebration. We take a photo, think of all the effort it took to reach that point,
Greetings from the AT! I can’t believe it’s already been three weeks out here. The earth is moving from gray winter to vibrant green spring. More
It's natural for loved ones to fear for hikers' safety on the AT. Here are a few ways I've answered their safety-related questions.
Lean into the stoke, folks. (Love, a worrier.)
True freedom is a straight line and a goal. Also, I promised the AT I'd be back. Read about a few of my many reasons for hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2019 here!