Hello everybody! My name is Ashley, while I have no trail name yet, I have a river name (Smashley), that I received while working summers at a rafting outpost on the Chattooga river. Recently I graduated from the University of North Georgia and I will be setting off on my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail at the end of February (2018). I grew up hiking around the North Georgia mountains with my Father and my Uncle, so the love for the outdoors runs deep for me. I pride myself on breaking stereotypes and showing the world that people of all sizes can be outdoorsy!
I walked around the curving bend that snuck over the side of a mountain to see my AT partner, Lindsey (trail name: Dorothy), waiting for me at the
Yup, I forgot my pants on the first day of my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Feb. 28, 2018 My dad, sister, and boyfriend drove me to the trailhead to
Hello, final hours of civilization! What a beautiful day we are experiencing here in North Georgia! Tomorrow I take the first of many steps on the
When you look through outdoor magazines, watch adventure movies, or even go into most outdoor stores, you typically don't see plus-size
Hello, friends! Recently, I have had many people ask the question, "Why are you going to hike the Appalachian Trail?"This question is usually