Stacia Bennett

I grew up in a small farm town in south Georgia, where my outdoor adventures consisted of riding ATV's through mud holes, walking show cattle with a tractor, and competing in barrel racing competitions with my Quarter Horses. I eventually moved to Athens, Georgia for college and graduated from the University of Georgia, where I finished two college degrees and still have no idea what I want to do with my life. I attempted a thru-hike in 2015 until an injury forced me off-trail at mile 700. In 2016 (quite unplanned), I embarked on another thru-hike attempt, this time a flip-flop. Once again, injury (these darned feet) forced me off trail after 3 months. I am and always will remain an active member of the Appalachian Trail community, and WILL finish the trail, sooner rather than later.

Posts

Chipping away at Massachusetts – a day by day account 

Chipping away at Massachusetts – a day by day account 

Several people have asked for more day to day details, so for this post I'm actually going to be writing each day and then publishing it at the end

Jul 22, 2016 : Stacia Bennett
My hike, my way.

My hike, my way.

Last we caught up I was leaving Front Royal to finish up the state of Virginia. Many things have transpired since then, so here it goes! Catching

Jul 20, 2016 : Stacia Bennett
Northern Virginia… Sunshine and Suck

Northern Virginia… Sunshine and Suck

Shenandoah National Park is behind me! It's been a busy couple of weeks since I left Highlighter's place and headed out into SNP. What I've been

Jul 10, 2016 : Stacia Bennett
Come on Virginia, give me a sign

Come on Virginia, give me a sign

I'm writing this while sitting in the living room of Highlighter's condo at Wintergreen Ski Resort, with Swiss Miss (from Switzerland), Tippy Toes,

Jun 28, 2016 : Stacia Bennett
Virginia is…NOT FLAT

Virginia is…NOT FLAT

Virginia gets talked about a lot. For good reason, after all it DOES contain the most AT miles of any state. However, there seems to be a whole lot

Jun 9, 2016 : Stacia Bennett
The Metamorphosis Begins: Becoming a Thru Hiker (again)

The Metamorphosis Begins: Becoming a Thru Hiker (again)

Friday, May 20th. Just another random Friday for most people. You were probably eagerly awaiting getting off work to have a few drinks, or perhaps

Jun 5, 2016 : Stacia Bennett
Committing to my Kit: AT Gear List, Take 2

Committing to my Kit: AT Gear List, Take 2

The gear I used on my thru-hike attempt last year worked WONDERFULLY (you can see pretty much what I took with me lighterpack which has more details.

May 18, 2016 : Stacia Bennett
Three Hundred and Thirty Five Zeroes

Three Hundred and Thirty Five Zeroes

Have you ever dreamt about doing something totally foolish, something so absurd that perhaps you were afraid to tell anyone except possibly those

May 17, 2016 : Stacia Bennett
Trail Town Blues: Inner Stirrings of a Restless Mind

Trail Town Blues: Inner Stirrings of a Restless Mind

I haven't written in a while. Truthfully, I've been so busy doing life that it hasn't been a priority. But lately, in the rare quiet moment that I

Apr 21, 2016 : Stacia Bennett
Life After Death (of a thru-hike)

Life After Death (of a thru-hike)

“Ends are not bad things, they just mean that something else is about to begin. And there are many things that don't really end, anyway, they just

Nov 17, 2015 : Stacia Bennett