Somewhere

Hello! I’m Somewhere on trail and Gwen everywhere else. Following blogs on The Trek played a big role in my return to backpacking after a long hiatus, so I’m trying to pay it forward by posting about my own hike. I’ll be sharing weekly updates as I embark on an extended thru-hiking adventure in 2024. I’m happiest when walking and can’t imagine anything better than a year out on the trail!

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Week 7: Onward to TN & NC!

Week 7: Onward to TN & NC!

Damascus > Bald Mountain Shelter Days 43-49 Week 7 AT miles: 144.8 Total AT miles: 704.5 I crossed out of Virginia just a few miles into Week

Feb 25, 2024 : Somewhere
Week 6: Coasting Farewell to Virginia

Week 6: Coasting Farewell to Virginia

Jenkins Shelter > Damascus Days 36-42 Week 6 AT miles: 101 Total AT miles: 559.7 As I neared the end of Virginia, I slowed down a bit to savor

Feb 23, 2024 : Somewhere
Week 5: Throwing away the plan

Week 5: Throwing away the plan

Catawba Mountain Shelter > Jenkins Shelter Days 29-35 Week 5 AT miles: 132.1 Total AT miles: 458.7 Update: I've decided to toss out my plans

Feb 12, 2024 : Somewhere
Week 4: Big shoe mistake

Week 4: Big shoe mistake

Cow Camp Gap Shelter > Catawba Mountain Shelter Days 22-28 Week 4 AT miles: 101 Total AT miles: 326.6 Four weeks in and I'm still getting the

Feb 4, 2024 : Somewhere
Week 3: Reined in by the weather

Week 3: Reined in by the weather

Blackrock Hut > Cow Camp Gap Shelter Days 15-21 Week 3 AT miles: 72.2 Total AT miles: 225.6 After bumping up my mileage last week, the weather

Feb 3, 2024 : Somewhere
Week 2: Easing Into It (and Then Not)

Week 2: Easing Into It (and Then Not)

Blackburn Trail Center > Blackrock Hut Days 8-14 Week 2 AT miles: 123.7 Total AT miles: 153.4 I have a tendency at the beginning of any

Jan 24, 2024 : Somewhere
Week 1: Finally on Trail! (and then not)

Week 1: Finally on Trail! (and then not)

Old South Mountain Inn Trailhead, MD < Harpers Ferry, WV > Blackburn Trail Center, VA Days 1-7 Week 1 AT Miles: 29.7 Well... this hike

Jan 14, 2024 : Somewhere
My Approach

My Approach

Since everyone approaches thru-hiking a little differently, I thought it might be helpful to share my approach. I imagine some folks will be

Jan 7, 2024 : Somewhere
Calendar-Year Triple Crown — My “Plan”

Calendar-Year Triple Crown — My “Plan”

About the Calendar-Year Triple Crown (CYTC) The Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail are collectively known as the

Dec 31, 2023 : Somewhere