Hi there! I’m a Florida native who landed in Georgia after a wicked hurricane. I grew up with sand and sea in my soul, sailing, camping, and exploring this beautiful world. After some quiet years spent working and raising a family, my spirit of adventure demanded to be set free. I’m excited to tackle the Appalachian Trail in 2018. I’ve got a lot to learn and I hope my experiences will inspire others to stop dreaming and start enjoying the great outdoors. In addition to my blogs for The Trek, you can find me at JoyfulRambler.com and watch my videos on YouTube.
Searching for the Perfect Gear When I started planning my thru-hike, I assumed the “once and done” approach would apply to my gear selections. I had
When I announce that I’m planning to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail next year, I get all kinds of questions. The most common ones are easy to
What Was I Thinking? I strapped on my pack and cried. I’d already been through one frantic round of “what can I ditch?” after I first discovered how