Jessie

Born in raised in Milwaukee, WI, which I wholeheartedly blame for my obsession with Packer football and good beer, I moved to Colorado for school and they haven't kicked me out yet. I spent almost a month of my summer from 10 years old to 15 at an Adventure Camp on the North Carolina / Virginia border, which inspired my love of backpacking. When I returned there last summer to work as a counselor, I was reconnected to the wilderness I had grown to love as kid. In addition to the outdoors, I enjoy writing and photography. I'm also the messiest popcorn eater you'll ever meet, can quote entire Disney movies without much effort, and am part of the 1% of the human population that can lick my elbow. The only other person I've ever met who could execute this feat is my boyfriend. I'm so excited to be working as the marketing intern for App Trials and reconnect to the trail anyway I can!

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WEEK 10&11  – Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers [Week of 10.17.&10.24.]

WEEK 10&11 – Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers [Week of 10.17.&10.24.]

Ten weeks of awesome! We are happy to celebrate this weeks hiker's with not one, but two high fives to celebrate the tenth week of hiker

Oct 17, 2015 : Jessie
Lookin’ Fine Week Nine – Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers [Week of 10.10.15]

Lookin’ Fine Week Nine – Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers [Week of 10.10.15]

This week brings App Trials our first set of SOBO hikers to finish the trail and send us photos! We love the NOBOs but we welcome updates from SOBOs

Oct 9, 2015 : Jessie
Super 8 – Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers [Week of 10.3.15]

Super 8 – Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers [Week of 10.3.15]

It's hard to believe we are already 8 weeks in to celebrating the spectacular triumphs of thru-hikers! App Trials congratulates you with fist bumps

Oct 3, 2015 : Jessie
Lucky Week 7! Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers [Week of 9.25.15]

Lucky Week 7! Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers [Week of 9.25.15]

This week had history making AT finishes. We congratulate

Sep 25, 2015 : Jessie
WEEK SIX!  Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers [Week of 9.18.15]

WEEK SIX! Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers [Week of 9.18.15]

What's that smell? Success? A Thru-hiker? Can you tell the difference standing at the top of Katahdin!? Congrats to this batch of completed

Sep 18, 2015 : Jessie
High Five Friday for the Week 5 Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers [Week of 9.11.15]

High Five Friday for the Week 5 Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers [Week of 9.11.15]

As this post title implies, App Trials sends the highest of fives to this weeks thru hikers! If you’ve completed your thru-hike, send us your

Sep 11, 2015 : Jessie
Gear Review: Oboz Emerald Peak Trailsport Shoe

Gear Review: Oboz Emerald Peak Trailsport Shoe

Being on a trail to me usually means breaking out the big hiking boots and thudding through the mud, rocks, and mischievous tree roots without any

Sep 7, 2015 : Jessie
More & More: Week Number 4! Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! [Week of 9.4.15]

More & More: Week Number 4! Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! [Week of 9.4.15]

Yee haw! Already on week number 4 celebrating the success of the AT thru-hikers! Pats on the back all around! If you’ve completed your

Sep 4, 2015 : Jessie
Three Cheers for This Week’s Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! [Week of 8.28.15]

Three Cheers for This Week’s Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! [Week of 8.28.15]

3 Cheers for week 3 of pictures of the rad guys and gals finishing their hikes! Well done friends, well done! If you’ve completed your

Aug 28, 2015 : Jessie
Hip Hip Hooray! Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! [Week of 8.21.15]

Hip Hip Hooray! Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! [Week of 8.21.15]

Installment Number 2 of our Thru Hike Celebration! Our hats our off to the fantastic folks finishing up their trail adventures! Your feat is not a

Aug 20, 2015 : Jessie