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Hiya Hikers! In the Spring of 2021, I sold most of my possessions, including my condo and wheels, resigned from my career in banking and set off on my first thru-hike. After completing the Appalachian Trail later that year, I landed a contract to live and work in Antarctica which is where I’ve been for the last year! I brought all my gear with me knowing I’d be in New Zealand when my contract ended, and that’s where I am today; hiking New Zealand’s ‘Te Araroa’ SoBo! Thanks for reading and if you'd like to follow along on my adventures, please follow me on IG @annemariesphere.