Born and raised in the hills of Connecticut, I fell in love with hiking after summiting Mt. Washington during college. Since graduating, I’ve lived in Southeast Alaska and various national parks out West. I love making theatre, asking big questions, and telling stories. You can also check out more of my AT ramblings at: blistersbeforemisters.wordpress.com
After my backpack gets drunkenly peed on by a fellow hiker, my trust in the hiking community is a bit shaken.
Affirmation comes in strange forms, for me, it was a conversation with Baltimore Jack Tarlin about the arts. His support has crossed my mind every day since.
With two hundred miles behind me, I caught the flu and was faced with some trepidation about what to do next.
Far away from cappuccino and pastry, I find myself missing the staples of my Italian-American background. Luckily, there's Paisan! A fellow thru hiker who took the time to speak Italian with me and make the trail feel a little more like home.
I’m not a professional athlete or an Internet celeb. I’m half of a twenty something female team who’s going to hike the AT and figured why not ask for some help to do so. I’d like to share some of the things I learned to help other hikers ask for sponsorship in a respectful, effective, and mutually beneficial way.
She lives in Alaska. I live in Connecticut. Here are some tips on how we make our AT prep work happen cross country.
More comfortable with books than barbells, my AT prep is helping me figure out what it means for me to be an athlete.