My name is Casie, also known as "River," and I am currently North Bound on the Appalachian Trail. I enjoy long walks on the beach, as well as through the woods.
I understand that this letter is long overdue. I thought that giving you three weeks of space and time away would help with the healing, but now I
Climbing out of the car, I had a distant yet familiar feeling wash over me. As Brady encouraged, 'go make friends, don't be shy!' I was brought back
My first week on the trail, I met a hiker sketching the surrounding scene in a shelter. She was peering off into the gray rain, sitting quietly to
It's 92 degrees out. You've hiked 14 miles already, up and down mountains and hopping rock to rock like a childhood game of 'don't touch the lava.'
I'll give a little background here. I'm a shelter girl, even when it's not raining. A fair weather fan, if you will. For 90% of thru-hikers, the
I want to share a story that happened a few weeks ago, but that I've been thinking a lot about. First of all, for those of you that aren't familiar
Being on the trail can have a small home-town feel. Everyone seems to know everyone, or at least to have heard of each other. I fully realized this
'The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.' -Robert Burns You may not have guessed that's where Steinbeck coined his famous title from.
I woke up on the wrong side of the bed (shelter) this morning. Particularly the side with the cold air blowing through. It poured again last night,
Hikers are obsessed with their weight. No, I'm not talking about body image (although I did find myself asking if my zip off pants make my butt look