My name is Marcia, trail name Drama Mama. I’m a 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru hiker, NoBo. My son is hiking with me. We have a target start day of Feb 18, hopefully before the mad rush. I’m a wife, mom and daughter. I love my family, my dog and the outdoors. My dad gave me the advise of “retire early and live life” so after over 30 years in public service I’m doing exactly that. I mountain bike, kayak and trail run. However, when my son asked me to hike the AT with him what else could I say but YES! Now life as I know it will be put on hold and the adventure begins.....
The Smokies were by far the most mentally and physically challenging section of the trail yet. However, it was also the most rewarding. I was so
What an adventure it has been despite the rain. It has rained, at least some, every day but one. However, our spirits are still up and we are ready
All my bags are packed I’m ready to go.... Wait! I still have to unpack, double check gear, do I need this, did I forget that, repack, try on,
Apparently a trail name is an AT tradition that is a must. If you don’t have one before you set out on your hike, one will be dubiously appointed
What started as “hey, that sounds fun” has transitioned into “oh my gosh, I’m really going to do this and we leave when?” It’s been over two