Elise Wallace

I'm a NOBO '18 AT Thru-hiker. I completed 700 miles of the trail after college (Wake Forest University) in 2012. I've been aching to get back and finish ever since so here I am. The six years since hiking last I've developed myself as a writer, barista, non-profit arts advocate and dog-mom. My pup, Sadie, is hiking along with me. Follow my hike more on Instagram, or at my website [www.theoneswhowalk.com] for my A.T. story-collecting project.

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AT Resupply: Would I Drop Box Again?

AT Resupply: Would I Drop Box Again?

I reached the summit of Katahdin five days ago, on Sept. 10, 2018. Since returning home I’ve had a lot of emotions and trip-related thoughts to

Sep 15, 2018 : Elise Wallace
I Wasn’t Going to Slackpack, until I Did

I Wasn’t Going to Slackpack, until I Did

In the beginning of the trail everyone had opinions about how to hike. Every person brings their own philosophy of hiking to the trail. The friends I

Aug 21, 2018 : Elise Wallace
Seasonal Gear Swap

Seasonal Gear Swap

It’s a bit late to be writing about this, but I’ve been meaning to share what I sent home once summer descended with her heat, humidity and

Jul 31, 2018 : Elise Wallace
How I Got Rid of My Trail Funk

How I Got Rid of My Trail Funk

The smell. The odor of layers of sweat between your pores. The sweet, sticky smell of body odor stuck in your clothes. The dirt in the crease of your

Jul 11, 2018 : Elise Wallace
To Guthook or Not to Guthook

To Guthook or Not to Guthook

I've always used AWOL's guide and tore out town pages to include in my drop boxes. For the first six weeks of my hike I was content. I had my Data

Jun 3, 2018 : Elise Wallace
In the End, My Hike Is My Own

In the End, My Hike Is My Own

My friends and I started at Springer Mountain, like most NOBO hikers this year. We stood around and chatted those first few nights, meeting each

May 22, 2018 : Elise Wallace
What’s Stayed in My Pack, and What Hasn’t

What’s Stayed in My Pack, and What Hasn’t

Six years ago I attempted a thru-hike and made it 700 miles. The night before I left for Amicalola Falls my pack sat next to my bed. I had not packed

May 5, 2018 : Elise Wallace
My Dog Is My Favorite Hiking Partner

My Dog Is My Favorite Hiking Partner

Hiking with a dog is a lot more fun, super rewarding, but a lot more work as well. When you take a long-distance backpacking trip you basically have

Apr 11, 2018 : Elise Wallace
99 Meals in a Day

99 Meals in a Day

Today marks two weeks until my start date at Springer Mountain to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Yesterday, I packed 99 backpacking meals for three

Mar 18, 2018 : Elise Wallace