Steph D

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!

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Steph’s AT Hike Days 5-8: From Woody Gap to Hiawassee, GA

Steph’s AT Hike Days 5-8: From Woody Gap to Hiawassee, GA

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

Apr 19, 2019 : Steph D
Steph’s AT Hike, Days Two to Four: Rain, Hail, Critters

Steph’s AT Hike, Days Two to Four: Rain, Hail, Critters

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

Apr 13, 2019 : Steph D
Steph’s AT Hike, Day One: Approach Trail to Springer Mountain

Steph’s AT Hike, Day One: Approach Trail to Springer Mountain

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

Apr 10, 2019 : Steph D
Preparing for My Journey on the Appalachian Trail: Part I

Preparing for My Journey on the Appalachian Trail: Part 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

Mar 31, 2019 : Steph D