Stacia Bennett

Traveling ER nurse. Franklin, NC based. Former teacher turned nomad. Appalachian Trail thru-hike-attempt-turned-long-ass-section hiker. Obsessive waterfall chaser. Lover and trainer of dogs. Next long hike: Colorado Trail, and finally finishing the AT

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The Month-Long Appalachian Trail Celebration You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The Month-Long Appalachian Trail Celebration You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Every year, hundreds of hikers set out from Springer Mountain in early spring with dreams of becoming one of the few who will complete a "thru-hike"

Mar 29, 2024 : Stacia Bennett
The REI Trailmade Collection: Top Picks From REI’s New Inclusive-Sizing Technical Line

The REI Trailmade Collection: Top Picks From REI’s New Inclusive-Sizing Technical Line

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI.If anyone can attest to the importance of fit and function in technical outdoor clothing, it's me.

May 8, 2023 : Stacia Bennett
What You Need to Know About the Appalachian Trail Kickoff

What You Need to Know About the Appalachian Trail Kickoff

The Appalachian Trail Kickoff, or ATKO, is an annual event held in early March. This event has been going on for 18 years, and continues to get

Feb 25, 2020 : Stacia Bennett
Best Day, Weekend, and Long-Distance Hikes of the Southeast

Best Day, Weekend, and Long-Distance Hikes of the Southeast

When many people think of mountains, it's easy for the mind to immediately turn to the splendor of the Rockies, the majesty of the High Sierra, or

Aug 9, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Space Cowboy Sleeping Bag 45-Degree

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Space Cowboy Sleeping Bag 45-Degree

Therm-a-Rest Space Cowboy 45-Degree Sleeping Bag Basic specsBrand: Therm-a-Rest Product Name: Space Cowboy 45-degree Sleeping Bag

Jul 16, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Everything You Need to Know About Waterproof Fabrics

Everything You Need to Know About Waterproof Fabrics

Waterproof fabric technology has come a long way since its humble complicated chemical beginnings in Bob Gore's laboratory. I'll spare you the

Apr 7, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
ATC Thru-Hiker Class: What to Expect, and the Questions 2018’ers are Asking

ATC Thru-Hiker Class: What to Expect, and the Questions 2018’ers are Asking

As of March 7th, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy has 2,090 northbound thru-hikers registered through their voluntary registration system. As the

Mar 8, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
“What’s the Weather Like in Georgia?”… Surviving the First 75 Miles of the AT

“What’s the Weather Like in Georgia?”… Surviving the First 75 Miles of the AT

"What's the weather like in Georgia in the spring?" is one of what seems like millions of questions that thru-hiker hopefuls ask each year, over and

Feb 8, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Basic Specs:Model: Blackbird Lightweight Double Layer Hammock Brand: Warbonnet Outdoors Weight: 1lb 6oz (hammock only) or 1lb 120z (as

Jan 31, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Backpacking With Dogs: Little Things That Make A Big Difference

Backpacking With Dogs: Little Things That Make A Big Difference

There are lots of obvious things you need when backpacking with dogs. Maybe a dog backpack (I highly recommend THESE by Groundbird Gear), a leash

Aug 6, 2017 : Stacia Bennett