On a hiatus from medical school, Sharon is thru-hiking the AT with her boyfriend Nate. Having conquered thirteen of the forty-six high peaks of the Adirondacks, a 115-mile week-long on the North Country Trail and a month of hauling their packs around their tiny hometown, they think they’re ready to make it To Katahdin.
The Hiking Vikings started their NOBO thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia on February 10, 2015. One hundred fifty-three days later, they finished on Mount Katahdin in Maine! Follow their journey via Sharon’s blog and Nate’s videos!
Day 104 Our ninth zero day was much needed. For weeks we had been dragging. We weren’t hiking as far as we’d wanted to each day and we were zapped
Day 98 We reached New York State today, and were greeted with the hospitality one would expect from a herd of angry coyotes. None. Whether due to
Day 94 The town of Delaware Water Gap is not a good place to plan a resupply. It's possible, but painful. After eating a lovely, filling and
Day 88 Rocks schmocks. We trotted twenty-five miles over what we were told was the beginning of the Pennsylvania rocks and our feet were not more
Day 82 We took our eighth zero day today so that I could find a wedding dress. And I did! My mother and sister whisked me away to a David’s Bridal
Day 76 Lucky had walked 31 miles the previous day to catch up to us. He is a well-oiled machine. As soon as he reached the shelter, he peeled off
...we saw a light in the distance. It was moving. It was moving from side to side, and getting closer! The black outline of a human formed behind the glimmer of light. We couldn't imagine the poor hiker who got caught in the last bit of rain.
After 153 days of grueling, fulfilling, unbelievable work, we have summited Katahdin! My blog is only 83 days behind-- I promise to
Day 66 We had been waiting our entire hike for this day. It finally happened. We met Mother Nature and Between! A mother and son duo from Germany,