Ann Marie White

aka Monkey Toes! I am a recent college graduate (go Tigers!) tackling the Appalachian Trail NOBO beginning in March 2021. I grew up backpacking throughout the Carolinas and climbing every rock I could get to. While I'm a little sad to be sacrificing my climbing arms for trail legs, it'll be worth it. Hopefully my friends won't make fun of me when I get back and can't climb a 5.6. If they do, I'll just kick them with my now super strong legs.

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The One Where I Return to the Trail [AT mile 1123.9-1246.4]

The One Where I Return to the Trail [AT mile 1123.9-1246.4]

If you missed my last post, I had to get off trail for a spell to recover from having unplanned sinus surgery. After being discharged from the

Jul 18, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One with the Surgical Speed Bump [AT Mile 1104.6-1123.9]

The One with the Surgical Speed Bump [AT Mile 1104.6-1123.9]

Day 90: 7.3 miles from Pine Grove Furnace State Park to James Fry Shelter Day 91: 12 miles to campsite just outside of Boiling Springs, PA Day 92:

Jun 24, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One Thousandth [AT mile 859.5-1104.6]

The One Thousandth [AT mile 859.5-1104.6]

Day 70: 12.4 miles from Paul C. Wolfe Shelter to Calf Mountain Shelter Day 71: 6.7 miles to Wildcat Ridge Parking Area Day 72: zero w/my best

Jun 18, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One with the Virginia Triple Crown [Mile 636.1-859.5]

The One with the Virginia Triple Crown [Mile 636.1-859.5]

Day 56: 8.1 miles from Cross Ave, Pearisburg, VA to Rice Field Shelter Day 57: 16.4 miles to Bailey Gap Shelter Day 58: 21.2 miles to

May 30, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One with the Ponies! [AT Mile 470.4-636.1]

The One with the Ponies! [AT Mile 470.4-636.1]

Day 44: 9.8 miles from Damascus, VA to Saunders Shelter Day 45: 6.5 miles to Lost Mountain Shelter Day 46: 12.3 miles to Thomas Knob

May 16, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One Where I Wind Up Mostly Dead [AT mile 344.2-470.4]

The One Where I Wind Up Mostly Dead [AT mile 344.2-470.4]

Day 33: 12.4 miles from Erwin, TN to a campsite near USFS 230 Day 34: 13.9 miles to Clyde Smith Shelter Day 35: 10 miles to Carvers

May 5, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One with the Crazy (and Possibly Evil) Animals [AT Miles 239.1-344.2]

The One with the Crazy (and Possibly Evil) Animals [AT Miles 239.1-344.2]

Day 25: 4.8 miles from Davenport Gap to Painter Creek Day 26: 11.2 miles to Max Patch Day 27: 16.6 miles to Deer Park Mountain

Apr 24, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One with the Smokies [AT Mile 165.9-239.1]

The One with the Smokies [AT Mile 165.9-239.1]

The Breakdown Day 18: 11.8 miles from the Fontana Hilton to Mollies Ridge Shelter Day 19: 12.1 miles to Derrick Knob

Apr 17, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One Where I Befriend the Cold [AT Mile 69.2-165.9]

The One Where I Befriend the Cold [AT Mile 69.2-165.9]

The Daily Breakdown Day 9: 11.8 miles from Dick's Creek Gap to Muskrat Creek Shelter Day 10: 12.5 miles to Carter Gap Shelter Day

Apr 13, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One Where I Threw Shoes [AT mile 0.0-69.2]

The One Where I Threw Shoes [AT mile 0.0-69.2]

Well...not mine, but we’ll get to that. First off, a breakdown of my first week on trail. The Numbers Day 1: 5.6 miles on the Approach Trail,

Mar 31, 2021 : Ann Marie White