Audrey Payne

Hi, everyone! Glowstick here, a 2018 Appalachian Trail (NoBo) thru-hiker. I'm a dreamer, traveler, and nature-lover in search of happiness, adventure, and love. Lover of hiking, camping, and anything and everything outdoors, a tea and fancy coffee drinker (caffeine addict right here!), a part-time yogi and a mediocre rock climber. Pretty sure I must have been a mermaid in a past life. Future ambitions include hiking the PCT, learning to mountaineer, and eventually adopting dog (someday when I finally grow up). :)

Posts

How to Spend Three Days Hiking and Camping Around Moab, Utah

How to Spend Three Days Hiking and Camping Around Moab, Utah

Now that I've moved out to Colorado, Western wilderness adventures are that much more accessible. To keep myself sane while working a desk job and

Apr 22, 2019 : Audrey Payne
Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Virginia Blues

Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Virginia Blues

2019 thru-hiker hopefuls, strap in. You’re headed for a wild, beautiful, life-altering, incredibly meaningful, and downright magical ride. I remember

Feb 1, 2019 : Audrey Payne
How to Hike West Virginia’s Cranberry Wilderness

How to Hike West Virginia’s Cranberry Wilderness

I’ve been going through trail withdrawal hard since finishing my AT thru-hike in September. With winter quickly approaching and hiking season winding

Nov 21, 2018 : Audrey Payne
The Comedown from Katahdin

The Comedown from Katahdin

It's been about a month since I finished my thru-hike. I've been wanting to write---wanting to put into words what it all meant to me, but I've

Oct 12, 2018 : Audrey Payne
Maine: I’ve Reached the Promised Land

Maine: I’ve Reached the Promised Land

Maine. The way a thru-hike should be. The reward for hiking almost 2,000 miles prior to arrival. The promised land. There’s a good reason we got

Sep 25, 2018 : Audrey Payne
The Highs and Lows of New Hampshire

The Highs and Lows of New Hampshire

When I met Miss Janet in Pennsylvania, she told me that thru-hikers arrive in New Hampshire feeling like they're ten feet tall, only to quickly be

Sep 11, 2018 : Audrey Payne
A Tale of a Muddy Trail, and Muddier Relationships

A Tale of a Muddy Trail, and Muddier Relationships

I have a lot of feelings about Vermont. Or rather, I had a lot of feelings in Vermont. Some were good, some were bad. Either way, I don't think I

Aug 10, 2018 : Audrey Payne
Connecticut, Massachusetts: Gateways to the North

Connecticut, Massachusetts: Gateways to the North

Connecticut and Massachusetts were a bit of a blur, though both perfectly lovely states to hike through, and nice gateways to the north. Connecticut

Aug 7, 2018 : Audrey Payne
There’s Magic on the Trail in New Jersey

There’s Magic on the Trail in New Jersey

New Jersey has been such a pleasant surprise. After the trials of Pennsylvania, which included a heat wave (where I may or may not have gotten heat

Jul 9, 2018 : Audrey Payne
Virginia: Another State Down and More to Love

Virginia: Another State Down and More to Love

Virginia is a lovely state. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. And come to think of it, don't let anyone tell you it's flat, either. I'm writing

Jul 2, 2018 : Audrey Payne