Shani Arbel

Nature-lover, spreadsheet warrior, amateur yogi and thru-hiker also known as "snapchat." I like books, giggle fits, and fried potatoes in any form. AT '17. PCT TBD?

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Post-Trail Gear Rundown

Post-Trail Gear Rundown

Greetings everyone! Well, it's been just over 2 months since I summited Katahdin and a bit longer since I sat my butt down to write a real blog

Nov 3, 2017 : Shani Arbel
Trail Update #14: New Hampshire and Maine are kinda bat-s**t crazy

Trail Update #14: New Hampshire and Maine are kinda bat-s**t crazy

Hi peeps! I started this post over a month ago, and never finished it for reasons that

Sep 13, 2017 : Shani Arbel
Trail Update #13: the countdown begins

Trail Update #13: the countdown begins

Hi everyone! May I present: 500 miles to Katahdin, and to be honest I'm not sure what to think. I wasn't expecting to feel as conflicted

Jul 26, 2017 : Shani Arbel
Trail Update #12: and then there were three… (…states left)!!!

Trail Update #12: and then there were three… (…states left)!!!

Aaaaaaand I'm in Vermont, home of mud, black flies, Ben & Jerry's. But first, let me recap the last couple weeks: July 4 The trail

Jul 19, 2017 : Shani Arbel
Trail Update #11: (more than) halfway through the AT

Trail Update #11: (more than) halfway through the AT

Greetings from New York! So much has happened in the last two three weeks, here are the highlights: completed Maryland, Pennsylvania and New

Jul 2, 2017 : Shani Arbel
Trail Update #10: the road to Harper’s Ferry

Trail Update #10: the road to Harper’s Ferry

Mile 1023 and the ATC Woot woot! I made it to Harper's Ferry and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy HQ and the emotional/spiritual/psychological

Jun 11, 2017 : Shani Arbel
Trail Update #9: Virginia Blues edition?

Trail Update #9: Virginia Blues edition?

Hi all, and happy Memorial Day Weekend! Ugh. Meh. And Blah. It's rainy outside for the nth day in a row, I'm not sure what to write and I feel like

May 28, 2017 : Shani Arbel
Trail Update #8: the week we hiked for food

Trail Update #8: the week we hiked for food

Hi everyone! I am now over 700 miles into the AT. Having nothing better to do at this point than to set arbitrary goals for myself (ranging

May 17, 2017 : Shani Arbel
Trail Update #7: the week all the animals came out

Trail Update #7: the week all the animals came out

Hi everyone! Apologies for no post last week - I took 5 full days off the trail for a long weekend with Mr. snapchat and got back on the AT last

May 11, 2017 : Shani Arbel
Trail Update #6: the week the honeymoon ended

Trail Update #6: the week the honeymoon ended

*disclaimer: if you don't appreciate openly discussing bodily functions, click away now. Also this post is long, intended to be funny, and a little

Apr 26, 2017 : Shani Arbel