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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Hiking the AT? These Hostels are Not to be Missed.

Hiking the AT? These Hostels are Not to be Missed.

Hostels on the Appalachian Trail come in all shapes and sizes, and range the full spectrum from side-business run out of someone's garage to

Nov 27, 2017 : Shani Arbel
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 beautiful and kinda crazy

Trail Update #14: New Hampshire and Maine are beautiful and kinda 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