Emma Slaughter

I'm Thirteen! My hobbies include walking immeasurably long distances, binge watching classic horror films, and avoiding most human contact. I hiked SOBO in 2019 on the Appalachian Trail and became addicted to the free-flowing lifestyle. "Normal" life and "post- trail readjustment" didn't work out so well for me the first time around so this year I'll be blogging from the Benton MacKaye Trail!

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The First 100 Miles of the Benton MacKaye Trail: When Disaster Strikes

The First 100 Miles of the Benton MacKaye Trail: When Disaster Strikes

I remembered a fact I had heard long ago- most people die of hypothermia in 40 degree weather. They get wet and can't warm up and drift away, maybe they don't even realize that they're dying. I thought about my sleeping bag, wasn't it packed with my wet belongings? Would I survive the night?

Apr 12, 2021 : Emma Slaughter
The Benton MacKaye Trail: An Alternative to the AT in 2021

The Benton MacKaye Trail: An Alternative to the AT in 2021

June 15th, 2019. I stood atop Mount Katahdin staring down a trail that winds through one of the oldest mountain chains in the world at 1.2 byo. I

Feb 15, 2021 : Emma Slaughter
Cold Soaking With No Mail Drops (For Beginners)

Cold Soaking With No Mail Drops (For Beginners)

Next camping trip I vowed that I would enjoy my meal sans stove. All the better for sleeping bag snacking...

Jan 21, 2021 : Emma Slaughter
Gear Talk

Gear Talk

It's Dreaming Season I have long since left the mindset of a normal human being and now only think of things in terms of weight, necessity, and

Dec 15, 2020 : Emma Slaughter
Sticks, Stones, and Gender Roles: An Introduction

Sticks, Stones, and Gender Roles: An Introduction

"Does your husband know you're out here?"... When I close my eyes, I can still feel the blood rush to my cheeks and the stutter on my lips as I struggled to find an answer. The truth was that no more than 3 days into my Southbound thru hike of the AT I was struggling with the massive undertaking that is walking all the way from Maine to Georgia.

Nov 15, 2020 : Emma Slaughter