I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail northbound in 2017, and caught a really debilitating bug for long distance hiking. Pacific Crest Trail attempt starts March, 2019.
It feels like yesterday and like eons ago. I was bundled up in the back of our rental SUV with my parents, my grandparents, and a pack that already
I am not being hyperbolic in any way when I say that I thought post-trail depression was mostly hyperbole. I knew, in that logical way we all do,
Narrowing down your gear and trying to trim ounces from your pack can be one of the most daunting parts of preparing for a thru-hike. You tend to get
I know I should apologize again for being the worst blogger on this site. It felt like the last half of the trail blew by. When I did have good
It was just a coffee shop. I'd been in hundreds, if not thousands of them. New England is ripe with them -- this same cozy, hipster shop with local
I am just a couple miles from the quarter-way point on the trail. The imposter syndrome has worn off: I officially feel like a thru hiker. Maine is
In somewhere around 24 hours, I'll have been on the trail for a whole month. I wanted to apologize for not writing yet, though I certainly don't feel
Welp. The week has come. We'll load up in a few days, my parents, my grandmas, my grandma's adorable disabled corgi, and myself. We'll drive down to
I am in my twenties. I just graduated from college. I’ve got two failed relationships under my belt, a dozen failed friendships, a beautiful binder
My AT 2017 gear list, including the why and how.