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Goodbye PCT, Hello Colorado Trail!

Goodbye PCT, Hello Colorado Trail!

A lot has changed since I last posted, including the trail I’m hiking! I restarted at Sonora Pass as planned the day after my last post. Between the elevation change...

Sep 13, 2021 : Ellie B.
Southbound into Oregon

Southbound into Oregon

So many NOBOs told me, “you’ll love Oregon. It’s flat, and you’ll easily be able to get 30-35 mile days.”   Hmmm… I believed them.  I was thinking, “Score! I’ll...

Sep 7, 2021 : Janine
Music Recommendations?

Music Recommendations?

Sometimes when I’m on trail, music is nice to have playing.  I made a playlist on Spotify before leaving for the trail, but I would love some input and to...

Aug 18, 2021 : Janine
NoBo’s turned SoBo’s…we flipped!

NoBo’s turned SoBo’s…we flipped!

Flip-Floppin! After leaving Blacksburg, Snacks and I made the call just South of Waynesboro, VA to flip up to Maine. I left flip-flopping open as an option before I started...

Aug 10, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
Home Sweet Home Virginia!

Home Sweet Home Virginia!

Virginia…Blues… It’s well known on trail that the Virginia Blues are a thing for AT thru-hikers. The AT in Virginia covers over 550 miles, that’s more than any other state...

Aug 9, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
I have to break up with my Zpacks backpack

I have to break up with my Zpacks backpack

People have shared that gear may shift along the course of a thru-hike, but it is not without some sadness that I didn’t get my pack choice right from the...

Aug 8, 2021 : Janine
How I got my Trail Name….Sofa Queen

How I got my Trail Name….Sofa Queen

  “And when you’re in a Slump you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done“ There were a couple things I knew I needed to have...

Aug 3, 2021 : Janine
Health is Wealth

Health is Wealth

Health is wealth; to be healthy is to be wealthy. Never take for granted the body you have. Stress can impair you.

Jun 30, 2021 : Janine
Allow Me to (Re)Introduce Myself

Allow Me to (Re)Introduce Myself

TLDR; I’m hiking because I’m sad my mom died and a medium told me to go to the woods to find myself. Skeptical? Fair enough, I would be rolling my...

Jun 18, 2021 : Ellie B.
Tennessee-North Carolina-Tennessee..where am I?!

Tennessee-North Carolina-Tennessee..where am I?!

The AT criss crosses the NC/TN border for miiiiilessssss. And ya know, the days are flying by out here. It’s weird, collectively they are flying by, but the days themselves...

Jun 4, 2021 : Annemarie Athey