Hiking, Travel, travel tips

13 Things the Appalachian Trail (and an AT Thru-Hike) is NOT

After completing a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, I've gotten a variety of silly questions about my hike and the AT. Read about what the AT and an AT thru-hike is NOT from a past thru-hiker's perspective.

Hiking

Trail Life Is…

I only cried once today. Okay, I mean twice. Two years ago on this exact day, I started my journey on the Appalachian Trail. It shocks me to know that it is has been two years since I took my very first step of the 2,185.9 mile journey from Georgia to Maine. It has been… Continue reading Trail Life Is…

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One Year Later: Happy Trail-versary A-O, River!

"Did you do the whole thing?" I had heard as Ryan and I shared a step on the crowded escalator in the Denver airport just last week. "Whhhaaa.. OH, yeah. We did, actually." I replied behind me to a curious stranger, finally making the connection to his interest from my 2,000 Miler patch sewn on… Continue reading One Year Later: Happy Trail-versary A-O, River!

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8/31 Weekly Photography Favorites {Maine}

Happy Sunday Everyone!! This week has been very busy for me. My writing has picked up, my online vintage clothing store is doing great, and I have a couple new business opportunities headed my way. I'm so grateful to be a freelancer. Flexible schedules make me a happy girl. Since I have been consumed with… Continue reading 8/31 Weekly Photography Favorites {Maine}

Hiking, Travel, travel tips

15 Tips for a Girl Wanting to Hike the Appalachian Trail

Deciding to hike the AT causes excitement, joy, and maybe even a bit of anxiety. If the thought of summiting Katahdin brings you to tears, you might just have what it takes to complete those 2,185.9 miles (2013 mileage). Besides finding the gear, the funds, and the time, there is a bit more a hiker… Continue reading 15 Tips for a Girl Wanting to Hike the Appalachian Trail