Zoe Morelli

Hello, I am Wolf at least that’s what they call me on the trail. Probably because I am a stealth 6'1", 36-inch chest, 14-inch biceps, 28-inch waist. A veritable trail GOD... Ha-ha, I WISH. OKAY, I would love to think my trail name will be assigned because I am totally one with nature and possess killer instincts but if my trail name were Wolf, it would be because I always have a bunch of pups in tow. All right, so I exaggerate some. But really, who’s told the complete truth about themselves since “they” invented cybersex? If I did have a trail name it would most likely be “Unknown Purpose” or “Identity wanted.” I am probably not the person you might expect to see on the trail. I am a very plus size, coming in at 150 pounds over my ideal body weight, 50+-year-old grandmother. I worked 25 years in the medical field and just recently retired. If you think the trail is intense, check out a day in a busy ER. I don’t let my weight, age, or really anything else determine what I can or cannot do. If I set my mind to it, I know anything is possible. I am a binge hiker. Well really, I don’t even know what that means. I suppose what I am trying to say is that I get into hiking and hike the hell out of life until I get distracted…. Then (*insert crickets chirping*) I have always wanted to complete the triple crown of backpacking. It’s a dream and honestly most of the time I eventually end up doing what I set out to do. Unfortunately, I still have young children, a home and a husband, and thru-hiking just isn’t a viable option for me at this point in my life. On the flip side, section hiking the A.T. is totally doable. So, with that said…. Drum roll …. 2022 is when the adventure begins! Fingers crossed for an uber-cool trail name! I’ll see you on the A.T.!!!

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A good friend knows all your stories. A best friend helped you create them.

A good friend knows all your stories. A best friend helped you create them.

There are very few things in life I look forward to more than getting out in nature and getting away from my busy and hectic everyday life. That’s

May 16, 2022 : Zoe Morelli
The Real Villains of the Story and Other Random Thoughts on the Trail

The Real Villains of the Story and Other Random Thoughts on the Trail

Random thoughts are mind pops that come suddenly when we were not trying to think over them. My wandering mind seems incapable of going completely

May 9, 2022 : Zoe Morelli
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened AKA The Gym Story

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened AKA The Gym Story

Her Intentions Were Good Do you have a favorite food? I get asked that a lot and I don’t really know. I adore cooking and am a real foodie! But I am

Apr 17, 2022 : Zoe Morelli
Lions and Tigers and Bears… Oh My!

Lions and Tigers and Bears… Oh My!

What Is This Shit All About? My sweet nine-year-old came home and told me that her new friend at school, whose name is Internet, said that “it

Apr 16, 2022 : Zoe Morelli
FOMO

FOMO

Prologue I suffer from FOMO and I have the scars to prove it, but still, there’s more. So much more to do and see. Yet time, that slippery

Apr 14, 2022 : Zoe Morelli
The Thing About Gear

The Thing About Gear

Why can't I just be 'normal?' The Patagonia commercials never show someone like me conquering a mountain, yet still, I hike. I am a plus-sized

Apr 10, 2022 : Zoe Morelli
And so, it begins…

And so, it begins…

The Decision This part makes me nervous! My coming out day. It’s always a bit frightening to put myself out there. People will doubt you, your

Apr 9, 2022 : Zoe Morelli
The Reason

The Reason

To put it bluntly, I have had a tough few years. In 2016 I lost my son in an auto accident. He was a single parent of two medically complex toddlers.

Apr 8, 2022 : Zoe Morelli