Carol Copeland

Hey y'all! I'm Carol, from South Carolina, but known on the AT as "Overload" because I tend to carry an "overloaded" pack. I got into mountaineering in 2017 and have a few technical climbs under my belt and I would like to "climb every mountain" technical and non-technical.

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Mountaineering: You Have to Begin Somewhere

Mountaineering: You Have to Begin Somewhere

This is the first part of a series about tackling technical ascents and starting the path to becoming a mountaineer.   I can’t pinpoint the day I

Jun 25, 2018 : Carol Copeland
Shakedown Street = Neel Gap (Learning Curves on the Trail)

Shakedown Street = Neel Gap (Learning Curves on the Trail)

The journey as a L.A.S.H.er (Long Ass Section Hiker) began for me in July 2013.  At this point in my life I was a 7th grade science teacher and the

Oct 22, 2017 : Carol Copeland
“Overloaded” Backpack, Outdated Gear, and Trail Names

“Overloaded” Backpack, Outdated Gear, and Trail Names

As I rolled into Therm-a-Rest Prolite Women’s sleeping pad, took my Therm-a-Rest pillow.  I reached in for my food bag that I believe held three days

Oct 15, 2017 : Carol Copeland
Let Me Go Where I Feel Most Alive!

Let Me Go Where I Feel Most Alive!

Hey ya’ll!  My name is Carol, or more commonly known as “Overload” on the trail.  I’m from South Carolina and I just can’t get enough of the

Oct 15, 2017 : Carol Copeland