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.
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
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
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
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
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
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