I'm an 18 year old 2023 NOBO solo thru-hiker setting out in early March. I'm on a gap year before heading off to Emerson College this Fall, so I'm on a loose time constraint of 150 days give or take a few weeks. Even with that restriction, I'm not gonna stress the miles and I'm confident you'll hear all about my journey up Katahdin.
Blazing Through Virginia
They say you aren’t a real thru-hiker until you’ve shit your pants. Even though I haven’t quite checked that box, I can’t help but think I’ve finally
Hiker Hunger in the Smokies
That workout of a day burned 4,000 calories. Suddenly my food bag was looking a bit too small.
Making My Way to Franklin
You know how I said my next resupply after Hiawassee would be a mail-drop at the NOC? That was a lie.
Appalachian Boogeymen: The Wise Words of Bob
It’s my tenth day on the trail, and my first night in a hostel. You could also call it my first zero, but I did start with a 1.3 mile hike from Plum
Visitors on the Trail
Before I started the Appalachian, I knew I would have friends and family wanting to visit. They’d probably come down for a few days at a time after
Appalachian First Impressions: Angels, Shelters, and Trash
I have a feeling that even with all I’ve learned so far, theres still a thousand lessons the trail is waiting to teach me.
Solomon Browne, Stepping Out
I've just beaten cancer for the second time, and the AT is my one-way victory lap to stick it to the universe.