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'm currently 82% done, having solo section hiked (except for southern Maine where I had a lovely NOBO trail family) from Monson, ME to Hot Springs, NC. I anticipate ending my hike on the summit of 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.
Bored-nothing to do: 9 subscriptions to consider So you’ve made the leap - you’re thru-hiking (or maybe you’re hiking a section). The call of the
On the trail, cell phones come in handy. They can be used to stay in touch with other hikers, to make calls to family and friends, putting in
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
Southern Maine is a beautiful but sometimes harsh section of the Appalachian Trail. I section hiked from Gorham, NH to Stratton/Eustis, ME in August
Thru-hiking can be really awesome, but it’s not for everyone. How do you know if you’re fully prepared to hit the trail for 4-6 months of rugged