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Nature-lover, spreadsheet warrior, and amateur yogi. I like books, giggle fits, and fried potatoes in any form. Embarking on an AT thru-hike adventure in March 2017. NOBO.

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Trail Update #6: the week the honeymoon ended

Trail Update #6: the week the honeymoon ended

*disclaimer: if you don't appreciate openly discussing bodily functions, click away now. Also this post is long, intended to be funny, and a little

Apr 26, 2017 : snapchat
Trail Update #5: the week North Carolina brought the trail magic

Trail Update #5: the week North Carolina brought the trail magic

Hiking the AT in North Carolina is a roller coaster - literally. So many ups and downs. So many unnecessarily steep ups and downs. Basically, the

Apr 18, 2017 : snapchat
Trail Update #4: the week I re-evaluated  my relationship with the Smokies

Trail Update #4: the week I re-evaluated my relationship with the Smokies

3 Nights in Gatlinburg When last we left off, the crew had just rolled into Gatlinburg for a much needed zero. We had hiked 3 days and 40-ish miles

Apr 9, 2017 : snapchat
Trail Update #3: the week spring sprung

Trail Update #3: the week spring sprung

(Except not really because it's rumored there'll be snow later this week, but anyway...) *also, sorry for the delay! I haven't had service in

Apr 5, 2017 : snapchat
Trail Update #2: the week of the first milestones

Trail Update #2: the week of the first milestones

  Hello from North Carolina! This past week held a number of firsts and first milestones, but the outpouring of concern I got after my

Mar 27, 2017 : snapchat
Trail Update #1: the week my hiking hubris takes a tumble

Trail Update #1: the week my hiking hubris takes a tumble

Back when I was employed (omg that feels so long ago already!), on Mondays we compiled and shared notes about the upcoming week, in preparation for

Mar 20, 2017 : snapchat
The 2017 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers You Should be Following on Instagram

The 2017 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers You Should be Following on Instagram

I present below the coolest thru-hiking Instagrammers you never knew you needed in your life: Whether we be your friends, family, classmates,

Feb 5, 2017 : snapchat
for those crisis of confidence moments

for those crisis of confidence moments

With the NOBO AT season closing in, a lot of The Trek posts I've read lately echo what I've been feeling, basically: omg, this is really happening!

Jan 29, 2017 : snapchat
The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Training for the AT (in Winter)

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Training for the AT (in Winter)

  This is my plan. My plan may not work for you.* To each his/her own!   Nutrition Eat lots of Ramen. Add things to it like veggies

Jan 25, 2017 : snapchat
My Whys: The Most Personal Thing I’ve Ever Put on the Internet

My Whys: The Most Personal Thing I’ve Ever Put on the Internet

  I am thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail because: My mom and my grandmother both died from neurodegenerative diseases (ALS and Parkinsons,

Dec 12, 2016 : snapchat