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.
Day 61 Even though our hike into Daleville was fueled by joy, our feet were sore. We were still wearing our boots that we started with on Springer
Day 60 We awoke before dawn. Nate was adamant about watching the sunrise on McAfee Knob, and because this was one place on the AT that we both
Day 54 The possible overnight rainstorms never quite came and the morning air still felt as though the rain would come at any moment. Before we
Day 48 Both the weather and Nate's legs were improving. Things were looking up. Before we got moving this morning, Nate chatted with two trail
Day 42 "This is so....interesting." My sister and her husband were gaping at Nate and me as we repackaged our food to minimize trash on the trail.
Day 38The tent was rattling in the wind. My camp shoes were full of water. It was cold. Neither of us wanted to get out of our sleeping bags. Nate
Day 33 The foggy rain that we woke up to mirrored the mood of everyone in the shelter. Not only was Lucky leaving the trail, the night's mist had
Day 28"If you take poetry and translate it, it's like looking through a beautiful fabric from the backside." Lucky was referring to the view from
Day 22The trees were spitting at us like camels spit at zoo patrons, annoyed, and urging us to move on and leave them be. The thorn bushes wrapped
Day 17 "Nate, look what the Franklins got us!" I cheered, waving a moldy salami in his face. He grabbed it out of my hands and secured it in