Stacia Bennett

Teacher turned nomad. Aspiring travel nurse. Full-time RV living. Appalachian Trail thru-hiker turned long-ass section hiker. Lover and trainer of dogs. Refusing to believe that after this year I'll no longer be a 20-something. Short term hiking bucket-list: Colorado Trail, John Muir Trail, Foothills Trail, Camino de Santiago.

Posts

Hiking With Dogs 101: Choosing a Hiking Dog

Hiking With Dogs 101: Choosing a Hiking Dog

I see a lot of "articles" floating around the web with titles like: Top 10 Breeds of Hiking Dogs, or Which Dog Breed Makes the Best Hiking

Jan 11, 2017 : Stacia Bennett
Hostel Etiquette: An Appalachian Trail Hiker’s Guide

Hostel Etiquette: An Appalachian Trail Hiker’s Guide

It is my sincere hope that anyone who stays in a hostel has a fantastic experience, gets a good night’s rest, treats the hostel owner and other

Dec 28, 2016 : Stacia Bennett
Stick a Fork in It, This Hike is Done

Stick a Fork in It, This Hike is Done

I have been off-trail now for three months. It feels both like an eternity and like I blinked and ended up here. I left you guys in Hanover, NH (

Dec 4, 2016 : Stacia Bennett
See Those Mountains in the Distance?

See Those Mountains in the Distance?

The choices we make lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it. -Herbert

Aug 24, 2016 : Stacia Bennett
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