Eliza

Well hey there, world. My name is Eliza and I'm an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. Fun fact: I still have one baby tooth that I will never lose (it's a genetic thing). Also I like foggy mornings, old books, and the mountains.

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I Summited—But I Didn’t Announce It

I Summited—But I Didn’t Announce It

Hey, folks. So I was blogging awhile back. You can see it if you scroll through my history. And I'm sure it looks like I quit the trail: abrupt

Sep 27, 2018 : Eliza
Snow, Solitude, and Shelters

Snow, Solitude, and Shelters

Well, I'm back with a brief update. Nothing fancy as I'm rushing this in during a hostel stay. It's been cold. There's been snow and ice and wind

Mar 9, 2018 : Eliza
The Winter is Over- I’m Hitting the Trail!

The Winter is Over- I’m Hitting the Trail!

It's finally happened. I spent the whole winter eating, working, shopping, packing, budgeting, worrying, training... but it's all finally over and

Feb 24, 2018 : Eliza
Saying Goodbye to the AT (For now!)

Saying Goodbye to the AT (For now!)

Hello Trekkies! (I feel like I could call you guys that now, haha). Anyway last Saturday I stepped off the Appalachian Trail at mile 309 and

Dec 10, 2017 : Eliza
My Thanksgiving in a Shelter in the Smoky Mountains

My Thanksgiving in a Shelter in the Smoky Mountains

Hello everyone! A lot has happened since I last wrote (I even got my trail name!), and I’ll get to that stuff later. But for today I want to talk to

Nov 28, 2017 : Eliza
7 Trail Mundanities You Won’t Know About if You’re New to Hiking

7 Trail Mundanities You Won’t Know About if You’re New to Hiking

Hello again everyone! It’s been a bit since I’ve had the chance to sit down and write. A week I think? A lot has happened since then. I crossed the

Nov 16, 2017 : Eliza
Lessons the Trail Has Taught Me (So Far)

Lessons the Trail Has Taught Me (So Far)

Hello everyone!  It’s the 9th, I’ve just slid into town this morning, and I’m excited to share my week with you. It’s been a big one, full of

Nov 9, 2017 : Eliza
Why I Chose to Start my Thru-Hike in November

Why I Chose to Start my Thru-Hike in November

Hello everyone! I suppose an introduction is in order. My name is Eliza and I will be NOBO thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail from

Oct 28, 2017 : Eliza