Eiryn Reynolds

Hey! My name is Eiryn (pronounced Erin- translated 'Ireland'...strange, I know) and I am thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2018. I grew up in the mountains of North Carolina and in December, will graduate college with a degree in Photojournalism. Other than hiking, I'm a huge fan of photography, traveling abroad, running, and coffee. I'm stoked about this trip and hope you all enjoy following along!

Posts

Golden Rules for Thru-Hikers: There’s More Than LNT

Golden Rules for Thru-Hikers: There’s More Than LNT

I want to preface this by saying there are so many amazing thru-hikers. Most of whom would do anything to help you, always have a positive word to

Jul 16, 2018 : Eiryn Reynolds
Hitting a Wall, and Making Some Changes

Hitting a Wall, and Making Some Changes

Yes, I'm still on trail. I haven't been blogging since the beginning of this journey. At first, I chalked it off to the fact that my phone was

May 31, 2018 : Eiryn Reynolds
It’s Cold and Wet, but the Angels Shine Bright

It’s Cold and Wet, but the Angels Shine Bright

So I forgot to say.. .we’ve started and are halfway through Georgia! Already the AT has been such a crazy experience and boy, have I learned so

Mar 8, 2018 : Eiryn Reynolds
Decide What To Be And Go Be It: I’m Gonna Be A Thru-Hiker

Decide What To Be And Go Be It: I’m Gonna Be A Thru-Hiker

I'm going to be a thru-hiker: no ifs, ands, or buts. As my start date is getting closer, it hit me that I didn't heed Zach Davis' wise words of

Jan 18, 2018 : Eiryn Reynolds
Let’s Be Real: I’m a Little Anxious (About Adulting and the AT)

Let’s Be Real: I’m a Little Anxious (About Adulting and the AT)

Y'all...life is hitting me Usually my posts are tips and tricks that I've been attempting to live by but can I just be honest with you guys?

Dec 14, 2017 : Eiryn Reynolds
5 Tips For Thru-Hiking on a Budget: It’s Possible

5 Tips For Thru-Hiking on a Budget: It’s Possible

Wait, I'm Paying How Much to Hike? According to the member. You know how I was saying find sales and used gear?  REI provides special member sales

Nov 14, 2017 : Eiryn Reynolds
Keep Your Feet Happy: Stop The Blisters

Keep Your Feet Happy: Stop The Blisters

Blisters Suck, Blisters Suck, Blisters Suck If you didn't catch my hatred for these terrible, hell sent annoyances then I'm going to throw it out

Nov 7, 2017 : Eiryn Reynolds
5 Tips for (Successfully) Backpacking With a Partner

5 Tips for (Successfully) Backpacking With a Partner

Wait, you're going to spend 6 months backpacking with your boyfriend? I've gotten this question so many times...usually followed by a look of shock,

Nov 3, 2017 : Eiryn Reynolds
Hey, Let’s Be Friends (So You Can Help Me Find a Trail Name)

Hey, Let’s Be Friends (So You Can Help Me Find a Trail Name)

The Basics So, I guess you all should know who I am considering you’ll be reading all about my life on the trail.  My name is Eiryn Reynolds

Nov 2, 2017 : Eiryn Reynolds