Melissa

Hey y'all! I just graduated from college and instead of doing the normal things.. I'm going to be thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2019. You'll find me flipping through Backpacker Magazine when I'm supposed to be bartending.

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How I Found My Big Three on a Budget

How I Found My Big Three on a Budget

Every hiker is horny for gear. Thru-hikers even more so! I'm going to be walking from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail starting this

Feb 1, 2019 : Melissa
Birth Control Options while on Trail

Birth Control Options while on Trail

While I may or may not have kids in this lifetime, I most certainly don't want to be worrying about keeping my birth control consistent while on

Jan 14, 2019 : Melissa
I Survived the Holidays, “Thru-Hiker Style”

I Survived the Holidays, “Thru-Hiker Style”

Happy New Year, The Trek! I cannot believe it's 2019. Do you know what that means?  We've made it through the holidays! If you're like me,

Jan 2, 2019 : Melissa
Staying Present Whilst Planning My Thru

Staying Present Whilst Planning My Thru

Fun fact: I'm a planner. I like to know what I’m doing, when I’m doing it, and how it’s gonna go down. However, it’s not super healthy to be

Dec 1, 2018 : Melissa
From Kate Spade to Katabatic

From Kate Spade to Katabatic

Hello, The Trek! My name is Melissa. If you had told me a five years ago that I'd be planning to go live in the woods, I would have looked at you

Nov 2, 2018 : Melissa