Michele "Artemis" Rosa

Appalachian Trail 2019 NOBO starting 2/10/2019! Army vet, hiker, artist, author, entrepreneur, business owner, mother, wife, and 44 year old woman relaunching herself on the Appalachian Trail 2019. Join me on YouTube Artemis on the Trail and here, as I document my my thru-hike. You can also follow me on Instagram @artemisonthetrail, "See YOU on the trail!"

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Day Before the Appalachian Trail 2019 with Artemis

Day Before the Appalachian Trail 2019 with Artemis

The pack is loaded and hulks in the living room like a toad waiting to pounce on me. I unpacked and repacked at least ten times in the last week. The

Feb 9, 2019 : Michele "Artemis" Rosa
Thru-Hiking for Veteran Suicide Prevention

Thru-Hiking for Veteran Suicide Prevention

In nine days I start my northbound 2019 Appalachian Trail thru-hike, raising awareness regarding veteran and military service members suicides. On

Jan 30, 2019 : Michele "Artemis" Rosa
Operation AT 2019 Artemis; T-Minus 23 Days

Operation AT 2019 Artemis; T-Minus 23 Days

What is Operation Appalachian Trail 2019 Artemis? I recently reflected upon the sheer madness and frantic efforts to ready myself and household

Jan 17, 2019 : Michele "Artemis" Rosa
Birthing an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Dream

Birthing an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Dream

Birthing an Appalachian Trail thru-hike? In my lifetime, I discovered that the act of fulfilling a dream was fraught with painful sacrifices and

Dec 15, 2018 : Michele "Artemis" Rosa
Courage to Hike as an Overweight Woman

Courage to Hike as an Overweight Woman

Courage to hike as an overweight woman happened two years ago, when walking upstairs or cleaning my house winded and drenched me in sweat. A medical

Dec 9, 2018 : Michele "Artemis" Rosa
Artemis on the Trail – Picking a Thru-Hike Start Date

Artemis on the Trail – Picking a Thru-Hike Start Date

At the time I decided to attempt a thru-hike I was closer to my refrigerator than a trail. Picking the date for my northbound Appalachian Trail

Dec 1, 2018 : Michele "Artemis" Rosa
Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Reasons-Artemis

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Reasons-Artemis

Appalachian Trail thru-hike reasons are never simple.  If only it was a simple answer. My hiking vlogs documenting preparations for my thru-hike are

Dec 1, 2018 : Michele "Artemis" Rosa
Appalachian Trail Emotional Cairns along the Trail

Appalachian Trail Emotional Cairns along the Trail

Every introduction needs an intro. Before I introduce myself and talk about the motivations behind my 2019 Appalachian Trail thru-hike attempt, I

Nov 30, 2018 : Michele "Artemis" Rosa