Emma Rosenfield

My name is Emma. I'm going to be thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail this summer-fall 2018. I have a standard poodle named Lillian. I'm hoping to go to veterinary school. When I camp and backpack, I like to rate my poops on a scale. I like to get other people into rating their poops, too!

Posts

Bad Case of the Pennsylvania Blues

Bad Case of the Pennsylvania Blues

Northbounders are susceptible to the Virginia Blues, and although my symptoms may be similar, I'm experiencing them in a different state. While it's

Oct 6, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
Meet the Tramily

Meet the Tramily

I'll start by saying that my original tramily (trail family) will always be Bruiser, Blue, and Magnot. However, after they finished their section

Sep 15, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
Taking Stock after 500 Miles under My Belt

Taking Stock after 500 Miles under My Belt

Everyone keeps saying I've made it through the tough stuff. Physically this may be true, but lately I'm starting to feel that I may have some huge

Aug 24, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
Maine, Maine, the Beautiful State

Maine, Maine, the Beautiful State

One state down, 13 to go. It's taken me just shy of four weeks to complete Maine, and it's very exciting to be in New Hampshire. To honor Maine, I

Aug 4, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
Missing Muddy Boots

Missing Muddy Boots

I failed to mention in my last post that my mom came up to meet me in Monson and took Lily home for a little break. I feel a little bit like a

Jul 27, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
Call Me Wildlife; and Lily Is Muddy Boots

Call Me Wildlife; and Lily Is Muddy Boots

That's my name now - don't wear it out! And Lily's trail name is Muddy Boots. We made it through the 100-Mile Wilderness in two pieces (one each,

Jul 19, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
How I’m Prepping for the Appalachian Trail

How I’m Prepping for the Appalachian Trail

In T-minus one month (30 days) I will be embarking on my thru-hike! I get antsy whenever I see new blog posts and Instagrams from people already on

Jun 7, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
Pros and Cons of Canine Companionship on the Trail

Pros and Cons of Canine Companionship on the Trail

When I first told my family and friends about my decision to thru-hike this summer, their first question usually was, "Will you be taking

Apr 2, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
Getting Geared Up!

Getting Geared Up!

Just like any aspiring thru-hiker, I have spent hours researching gear. Luckily, I have acquired much of the gear over the years from other

Feb 23, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
A Guide To Pooping In The Woods

A Guide To Pooping In The Woods

This guide includes LNT instructions, the importance of monitoring bowel movements, the poop rating system, euphemisms for pooping, and the story of

Jan 23, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield