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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The Hardest Thing I’ve Done to Train for My Upcoming Thru-hike

The Hardest Thing I’ve Done to Train for My Upcoming Thru-hike

Of course I hike. Short hikes, long hikes, with my pack and without. Trying out every piece of gear I could possibly get my hands on. What’s the

Jan 10, 2022 : Trishadee Newlin
DANDELION:  It’s not just a trail name, it’s an attitude!

DANDELION: It’s not just a trail name, it’s an attitude!

Hi!  Yep, I’m one of those starting out the trail with a trail name. Nope, I haven’t completed a long distance thru hike before. No, I didn’t name

Dec 30, 2021 : Trishadee Newlin
Who Am I? Let’s Find Out!

Who Am I? Let’s Find Out!

Mother. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Spouse. These are all titles I bear, but does that really say who I am?  No. It merely defines me in a relation to

Dec 7, 2021 : Trishadee Newlin