through-hiking

How Thru-Hiking Ruined My Life

How Thru-Hiking Ruined My Life

Earlier this month, after only four months of employment, I quit the first full-time job I've had since through-hiking the Appalachian Trail last year. I deliberately chose to derail my...

Jun 27, 2017 : Janel Healy
What It Feels Like to Finish a Thru-Hike

What It Feels Like to Finish a Thru-Hike

Two weeks before finishing my flip-flop through-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a day hiker I didn't know stopped me on the trail. "I know you! Ninja Hoops! I've been following your Instagram...

May 24, 2017 : Janel Healy
10 Reasons to Shave Your Head for Your Hike

10 Reasons to Shave Your Head for Your Hike

Today is my one-year anniversary of shaving my head in preparation for through-hiking the Appalachian Trail, so I thought I'd celebrate by encouraging other long distance hikers (especially women,

May 1, 2017 : Janel Healy
Follow Frost in ‘The Long Start to the Journey’

Follow Frost in ‘The Long Start to the Journey’

THE AT MOVIE called "THE LONG START TO THE JOURNEY" "The best way out is always through," —Robert Frost Much more intimate than most other films centered around the Appalachian...

Nov 24, 2015 : Kayla Carter