Hello! My name is Sarah, trail name “Froggy” and I will be attempting a Flip Flop thru hike of the Appalachian Trail in April 2018. I have wanted to hike the AT for a few years now, and fate intervened and gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. I have lots of experience as a day hiker but have recently fallen in love with backpacking and camping. I currently live in Virginia with my wonderful husband and two elderly Chihuahuas, but I can’t wait to live in the woods next year. I will also be turning 40 in 2018, so it could be a ploy to hide in the woods for months to avoid the black balloons and Grim Reaper birthday cake. I’d love to have you follow along on my epic adventure!
Nothing beats your favorite items, the gear you couldn't imagine ever backpacking without. After hiking 2,190.9 miles this year on my AT thru-hike, I
The biggest, baddest, summit... midway? Flip-flop hikes, while becoming more popular, are still the least accepted direction(s) of a thru-hike.
Crossing into New Hampshire wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be. I think the terribly long town walk and the fact we were heading into the
Our last night in Massachusetts resulted in minimal sleep, but thankfully not due to setting off my SOS. It was tent city at Wilbur Clearing Shelter.
Connecticut We crossed into Connecticut on Kool's birthday. Kats finished his section, so we said goodbye to him in New York. It was just the
I stared up in disbelief. How the heck am I supposed to get up that? There were two huge rocks separated by a crack and stones in between that could
Froggy’s flip-flop AT 2018 gear list base weight: 17.07 pounds Here is my obligatory gear list. Sadly I won’t be hiking in glitter Doc Martens
Happy new year friends and fellow hikers! As an anxious member of the thru-hiking class of 2018, I am trying to not go crazy while I wait on my start
Social media and I have a love/hate relationship. I literally joined Facebook and Instagram THIS year. Let that sink in. I went over 30 years
Once upon a time there was an aspiring thru hiker who wanted to go for a six month long walk in the forest. She needed a backpack so the search was