On a whim in September 2013, having never backpacked a day in my life, I decided to hike all of the MA AT... by myself, in 4 days. After painfully managing to survive it, I figured - why not hike the rest? I finished solo hiking the AT (except for southern Maine where I had a lovely NOBO trail family) on Katahdin in August 2017. At my day job, I'm a data-crunching research nerd, researching everything from teen pregnancy prevention to social determinants of health, from the unique needs of LGBTQ individuals to positive youth development. My next adventures will be hiking the TMB (Switzerland, Italy, France) in July '18 and finishing up the Vermont Long Trail in August '18. On the weekends, I'm working on completing the New England 100 and The Grid.
After reading Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is a loop hike of ~110 miles with ~30,000 feet of elevation gain (and subsequent loss) that circumnavigates
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Over the past 3 years, I've section hiked more than three-quarters of the Appalachian Trail, stretching from Monson, ME down to Hot Springs, NC.
When I started section hiking in August 2013, I had no idea what I was doing. I'd never backpacked before and I wasn't prepared for the adventure
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