Hey there! My name's Willy. I grew up hiking in the Shenandoah's and always dreamed of attempting an AT thru-hike. After 5 years of hating my corporate job and with my 30th birthday fast approaching (quarter-life crisis, anyone?) I'm finally doing the damn thing - quit my job, moved out of CA, and am coming home to the welcoming bosom of the Appalachians. I'm blogging with the goal of one day supporting myself as a writer. Subscribe to follow along as I walk, and walk, and then walk some more!
As the old saying goes, opinions are like assholes - everyone has one, and they all stink. Except mine, of course. This is especially true when
Quick Disclaimer: There's a little more swearing and poop-talk in this post than normal. Read on at your own risk. Even though I'm 1000+ miles
Down, but not out. Heat exhaustion, food poisoning - but giving up is not in the blood!
First Things First Ok, so I'm a little behind posting about my thru-hike - a LOT behind. You, my dear readers, deserve better. I'm currently
Made It To Fontana Dam! Exactly two weeks after I left Amicalola Falls, I'm happily sitting at the Mountaintop Bistro in Fontana Lodge, where I'm
Well, Here We Are Reporting live from the lobby of the Amicalola Falls Lodge on the eve of my AT thru-hike - and what a whirlwind of emotions! I
Y'all, these past few years have had me BURNT. OUT. But I know just what my tired soul needs (not more cowbell, although good guess): 2,200 miles of walking in the woods! You know what they say, nothing more rejuvenating than wearing your body to the absolute limit. So I put in my 2 weeks notice as a construction project manager, packed up my life in CA, and set off on this grand Appalachian adventure.