Sharon

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.

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Our Mail Drops for our 2015 AT Thru Hike

Our Mail Drops for our 2015 AT Thru Hike

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!

Jan 23, 2016 : Sharon
Heat, Humidity and Thunderstorms

Heat, Humidity and Thunderstorms

Day 104Our 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

Jan 11, 2016 : Sharon
New York: the State No One Ever Warns You About

New York: the State No One Ever Warns You About

Day 98We reached New York State today, and were greeted with the hospitality one would expect from a herd of angry coyotes. None. Whether due to

Nov 15, 2015 : Sharon
New Jersey: Black water, but Beautiful Sights

New Jersey: Black water, but Beautiful Sights

Day 94The 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

Oct 29, 2015 : Sharon
Pennsylvania Rocks

Pennsylvania Rocks

Day 88Rocks schmocks. We trotted twenty-five miles over what we were told was the beginning of the Pennsylvania rocks and our feet were not more

Sep 21, 2015 : Sharon
Pennsylvania Cruise

Pennsylvania Cruise

Day 82We 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

Aug 23, 2015 : Sharon
The Stress for the Dress

The Stress for the Dress

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

Aug 6, 2015 : Sharon
The Shenandoahs

The Shenandoahs

...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.

Jul 17, 2015 : Sharon
We Did It!!!!

We Did It!!!!

  After 153 days of grueling, fulfilling, unbelievable work, we have summited Katahdin! My blog is only 83 days behind-- I promise to

Jul 12, 2015 : Sharon
Meanwhile, in Virginia

Meanwhile, in Virginia

Day 66We 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,

Jun 16, 2015 : Sharon