tosh.a

Tosha thru-hiked the AT in 2015 and PCT in 2017 (FIRE &ICE), and she's gearing up for the CDT in 2019...because you only do one or three, nobody stops at two. You can read about her travel adventures from the Arctic Circle to thru-hiking America on her blog @ theotherforkintheroad.com.

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Post PCT: The Bachelorette Fail

Post PCT: The Bachelorette Fail

I’ve never been one for reality TV. Well, except for the early seasons of MTV’s Real World, that stuff was binge-worthy. I just think it’s weird to

Nov 15, 2017 : tosh.a
Acceptance and Rearranging Expectations

Acceptance and Rearranging Expectations

I've been seated next to some interesting folks over countless miles across the skies, but my absolute favorite to date was next to a cargo pilot

Apr 20, 2017 : tosh.a
PCT Prep: Road Trip!

PCT Prep: Road Trip!

Back when I played with Barbies, the accessory I wanted most for my main gal was that sweet red Barbie Ferrari convertible. Why? So she wasn’t stuck

Mar 23, 2017 : tosh.a
The Day I Became Hiker Trash

The Day I Became Hiker Trash

A few years back, my good friend Christina took one of those major life leaps so many people only dream of making. Trying to figure out her place in

Aug 11, 2016 : tosh.a
Do I Look Like a Hiker to You?

Do I Look Like a Hiker to You?

Two years ago this week, I boarded a one-way plane to the Arctic Circle, filled with excitement, drowning in the Unknown. Over the next 20 months,

Mar 7, 2016 : tosh.a
On Bill Bryson and Pennsylvania

On Bill Bryson and Pennsylvania

The top three questions received after announcing my plans to hike the Appalachian Trail: What? Oh, that's cool...is that in America? (a

Jul 27, 2015 : tosh.a
Six Things at 1217.8 miles

Six Things at 1217.8 miles

The trick to successfully completing a somewhat monotonous 2,189.2 mile hike without going completely insane is setting and celebrating a boatload of

Jul 12, 2015 : tosh.a
Ticky Ticky

Ticky Ticky

We were sitting at the Heritage in Waynesboro, Virginia, drinking beer, playing cribbage, fully enjoying the much deserved fourth Zero day of our 58

Jun 23, 2015 : tosh.a
creature fear

creature fear

After spending 40+ nights with your tent, you begin to think of it as a permanent home, with homelike qualities. Four crooked walls, a place to lay

Jun 2, 2015 : tosh.a
a (not so) great day for a hike

a (not so) great day for a hike

"I don't want to." "What?" "I don't want to put that on my back. At all," I said, pointing at my pack sitting innocently in the corner of our cozy

May 18, 2015 : tosh.a