Trishadee Newlin

aka Dandelion. Hi! Most people meet me about 100 yards before they see me, so let's just get this greeting going, shall we? Im a musician, teacher, performer, storyteller, lover of karaoke, herbalist, aspiring polyglot and tree huggin' dirt worshipper. Over the past 25 years I've chased a military musician all over the globe, visited 25 different countries and had all kinds of fun adventures. Now it's time to explore the ol' US of A for a bit. Originally from Long Island, NY, now setting up shop not far from the AT in Massachusetts, Ive never lived anywhere more than 4 years since I was 12. So yeah, there's a bit of wanderlust in my blood. I decided at 30 to run a mile for the first time in my life, and I've been finding ways to push the goalposts a little further back ever since. My 2022 AT hike is just the challenge I need, and will cement my reputation as the crazy one in the family. Follow me on Instagram for decent photos but better tales!

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My Katahdin Story

My Katahdin Story

"You got a lonesome road to walk And it ain't along the railroad track And it ain't along the black-top tar You've walked a hundred times

Oct 3, 2022 : Trishadee Newlin
How Bad Do You Want It?

How Bad Do You Want It?

I sat at the breakfast table at Shaw's, full of Poet's amazing pancakes and wired on coffee. My hiking buddies, ET and Lady Slippers, and I were

Sep 28, 2022 : Trishadee Newlin
I Am Here

I Am Here

My start date was February 18th. Take a second to do the math. Almost seven months have passed since I first walked through the arch at Amicalola

Sep 17, 2022 : Trishadee Newlin
Smiles or Miles? Part 2: New Hampshire and Maine

Smiles or Miles? Part 2: New Hampshire and Maine

Trail angel (and more importantly my friend) Fresh Ground told me just before I started my trek into the White Mountains: ‘You can do this. Your

Sep 9, 2022 : Trishadee Newlin
Step by Step in the White Mountains

Step by Step in the White Mountains

‘Wait til you get to The Whites!’ The Appalachian Trail’s version of Whamageddon, it is probably the most heard and least desired phrase out here.

Sep 4, 2022 : Trishadee Newlin
The State Nobody Warns You About

The State Nobody Warns You About

You've climbed out of Palmerton, and that high gets you through the next few miles. New Jersey and New York are so close! You dreamily drool over

Aug 3, 2022 : Trishadee Newlin
Sometimes Going Home Is The Best Decision

Sometimes Going Home Is The Best Decision

“Come get me, I’m done.” I never thought I would hear those words come out of my mouth. I’m not a quitter. Granted, sometimes I struggle with

Jul 31, 2022 : Trishadee Newlin
The Mental Push

The Mental Push

Kenny Rodgers said it best:  'You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, and know when to run.'  The trail

Jul 18, 2022 : Trishadee Newlin
Big Rocks Can Wobble, Too

Big Rocks Can Wobble, Too

The trail is my teacher, and it's up to me if I want to absorb the lessons being taught.  Just like in the Harry Potter franchise, each state shows

Jul 10, 2022 : Trishadee Newlin
The Virginia Takeaways

The Virginia Takeaways

550 miles is a long time to hike. A long time to have an adventure. A long time to revisit conversations with yourself. A long time to overcome

Jul 10, 2022 : Trishadee Newlin