Hello friends! My name is Steph D and I'm an avid hiker from the flat prairie lands of central Illinois. No longer content to live vicariously through the trail blogs of other hikers, I'm hitting the trail solo in March 2019 at Springer Mountain, Georgia and heading north towards Katahdin, Maine. I'm somewhat overpacked, a bit under-practiced, and more than a little afraid of being attacked by shelter mice. Exciting times lay ahead and I'll be keeping it real - so follow along on my AT journey!
Day Five: Woody Gap to Neel Gap to Tesnatee Gap, 16.4 Miles I awoke early today in anticipation of going up Blood Mountain. I hired a friendly
Day Two: Springer Mountain Shelter to Hawk Mountain Shelter, Eight Miles After the previous night’s storms, we woke up to a damp, misty morning at
Day One: Getting Started Amicalola Falls State Park to Springer Mountain Shelter: Nine miles hiked. Mom Decides to Join Me A few weeks before I
One week from today I will embark upon the journey of a lifetime---backpacking the Appalachian Trail. This crazy adventure will begin at Amicalola