Hi! My name is Alexandria. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, I now live in the grand adventure state of Utah! I love to snowboard and rockclimb, but my first and greatest love is long distance backpacking. I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2016, and the Colorado Trail in 2018. I will be setting out to hike the Pacific Crest Trail in May of 2019. Happy trails!
Countdown: 18 days until go time. May 5 is fast approaching, my friends. The pre-trail jitters have gotten pretty intense lately as I wait out these
Every mile I hiked was a mile I walked away from that part of my life and a mile that I was walking back towards myself. Every time my legs ached from a climb, I imagined all the bad that I’d put myself through was leaving my body through that pain. The mountains were a tool, and it was carving me anew, shaping me into something else. Something stronger.
Hitting a long-distance hiking trail this season? Never backpacked a day in your life? Sounds a lot like me. When I hiked the Appalachian Trail in
My name is Alexandria, trail name Pocahontas, and I'll be blogging for The Trek for the 2019 hiking season. I did my first long-distance hike on