Stewart Moore

Stewart developed a passion for writing and the outdoors as early as high school. Living in the Southeast's premier climbing city, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Stewart was drawn to the natural beauty of the area and spent a great deal of time climbing and running, experiences that crept into his college applications. As a French Language and Literature major at Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, Stewart grew his passion for languages while continuing to spend ample time trail running. His study of the French language took him to Nantes, Corsica, Geneva, and Guadeloupe, while his dedication to running allowed him to complete over ten marathons and ultra-marathons. Moving to Colorado in 2014, Stewart began a Masters program at Colorado State University focusing in creative non-fiction writing. Combining his outdoor experiences hiking over 1,000 solo miles on long-distance trails with thoughts on familial and personal relationships, Stewart finished his Masters thesis in August of 2016. Stewart currently lives in Frisco, Colorado, teaching yoga at Summit Hot Yoga, skiing and snowboarding at Copper Mountain, and writing a weekly gear roundup for Shoulders of Giants. He is continually active outside and has written freelance work for Elephant Journal and The Flyfish Journal. He is currently planning a Northbound thru-hike of Appalachian Trail starting in mid-April 2017.

Posts

Update: Still Walking.

Update: Still Walking.

  It's eight o'clock, and I am sitting cross-legged on the floor of the Catamount Hotel in Bennington, Vermont. After hiking 1610 miles and

Aug 10, 2017 : Stewart Moore
Blood, Sweat, and Zero Days

Blood, Sweat, and Zero Days

On the windowsill are five tomatoes, a basket of apples and garlic, and a bag of what looks like thyme. Four of the tomatoes are red, one is green,

Jun 19, 2017 : Stewart Moore
Damascus

Damascus

"Story of a City" There was a blue city That dreamt of foreigners Wandering around and spending their money Day after day But it became a

Jun 1, 2017 : Stewart Moore
Caffeine, Calories, and Testosterone

Caffeine, Calories, and Testosterone

After three cups of tea, several extra Snickers bars, and a full hour of quoting Remember the Titans and 300 to myself, which is to say high on

May 30, 2017 : Stewart Moore
Butterflies and Blackberry Flowers: A Photo Project

Butterflies and Blackberry Flowers: A Photo Project

110 miles and 1 state down, with 2000 miles and 12 states to go. I may not be that far in on the AT but mile stones make me feel like I'm making

May 12, 2017 : Stewart Moore
Insert Inspirational John Muir Quote Here.

Insert Inspirational John Muir Quote Here.

In high school I would get butterflies in my stomach before every cross-country meet. The sensation was one of dropping, nigh on pain, then a lifting

Apr 29, 2017 : Stewart Moore
My 7 Tips for Blister-Free Feet

My 7 Tips for Blister-Free Feet

My first exposure to long-distance hiking came abruptly and painfully in 2013, when I joined my girlfriend at the time for roughly 100 miles along

Apr 26, 2017 : Stewart Moore
5 Books I’m taking on the Appalachian Trail

5 Books I’m taking on the Appalachian Trail

I grew up in a house filled with romance novels and self-help books. Consequently I harbor unrealistic expectations for how good my abs should look,

Apr 24, 2017 : Stewart Moore
6 Fears to Take on the Appalachian Trail

6 Fears to Take on the Appalachian Trail

When family, friends, and acquaintances learn of my plan to thru hike the Appalachian Trail, the top questions I receive are almost always 1) am I

Mar 26, 2017 : Stewart Moore
The Birth of Super Ultra Lite

The Birth of Super Ultra Lite

If you're acquainted with long-distance hiking, chances are you know about trail names. Here is the piecemeal story of how I got the one I'll be

Feb 16, 2017 : Stewart Moore