Wendy Boller

I’m Wendy, trail name Serendipity! Excited to share my AT NOBO 2022 experience with you all. Back home in Connecticut I’m a Physical Therapist. I work in home care with a mostly geriatric population. My patients impart much wisdom. They tell me if there is something I want to do, do it now, don’t wait. So I’m doing it now!

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Glorious Handwashing, An Ode to Plumbing

Glorious Handwashing, An Ode to Plumbing

“I’m getting used to the idea of washing my face with cold water!” Two 20 something year old women stood at the hut bathroom’s cold running water

Sep 25, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Answers Questioned, Part One

Answers Questioned, Part One

I’ve had the pleasure and honor of being in the right place at the right time for two impromptu interviews on the trail. One interview was with the

Jul 30, 2022 : Wendy Boller
From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

I’ve been noticing some internal shifts. They happened slowly, then all at once. I love that quote, or misquote, from The Sun Also Rises.

Jun 27, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

I was almost at the top of a ridge. I picked my way over rocks. The scent of honeysuckle and wildflowers surrounded me, filled my nostrils. Buzz of

Jun 12, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Serendipity: Evolution of a Trail Name

Serendipity: Evolution of a Trail Name

I first heard the special language of the Appalachian Trail in the White Mountains. It was the early 2000s. A dear friend and I were hiking the

May 23, 2022 : Wendy Boller
I Recommend Camping on the Side of a Hill for at Least One Night

I Recommend Camping on the Side of a Hill for at Least One Night

I reached Cosby Knob shelter at about 6pm. One of my first 20+ mile days. I started the day at Icewater Spring shelter. The tenting area at Cosby

May 13, 2022 : Wendy Boller
And Then, Terror

And Then, Terror

“I think I have to come home with you back to NY. I don’t think I can do this alone.” My section hiker friends, Janet, Brian, and Peter, were

May 9, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Finding My Rhythm, Aligning with the Rhythms of Nature

Finding My Rhythm, Aligning with the Rhythms of Nature

Rain and grey dominated the drive from NY to GA. Moments of blue and light peeked through, then rain again. During my shift at the wheel I fine

May 1, 2022 : Wendy Boller
First, Reflection and Honoring

First, Reflection and Honoring

  I spent much of the first days of my Appalachian Trail thru hike reflecting on all that coalesced to allow me the time to embark on this

Apr 22, 2022 : Wendy Boller