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Hi, y'all! My name is Melanie but on trail I go by Peanut. Elephants are my favorite. Coffee is both a necessity and a passion. I like concerts, craft beer, and hockey. Franklin, TN. is my hometown, but the mountains of NC have my heart. Boo Radley is my cattle dog-beagle-hyena mix, who joined me for half of my AT thru hike.
In 2016, I thru hiked the Appalachian Trail solo. I thru hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018 with my significant other. When I'm not playing outside in Nashville and surrounding areas, I work at Cumberland Transit, middle Tennessee's oldest outfitter.
I'm excited to be at the Trek sharing my journey with ya'll!