Ellie Tillma

Hi, my name is Ellie. I am a college student from Minnesota and will be hiking the Appalachian Trail Southbound beginning in early June. The AT has been on my radar since I got back to school in the fall after thru-hiking the Colorado Trail last summer. I'm really looking forward to exploring the East coast and getting back to doing what I love on trail.

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Appalachian Trail SOBO Miles 60-115

Appalachian Trail SOBO Miles 60-115

I was warned by several hikers that the terrain in the second half of the 100-Mile Wilderness would get much tougher, but the trail itself

Jun 21, 2021 : Ellie Tillma
Appalachian Trail SOBO: Mile 0-59

Appalachian Trail SOBO: Mile 0-59

The unfortunate part about hiking the Appalachian Trail Southbound is that you must begin with Mount Katahdin, or “Mother K” as the Northbounders

Jun 13, 2021 : Ellie Tillma
Let’s Talk Gear

Let’s Talk Gear

Any section of the Appalachian Trail will require its own combination of gear, however, a southbound hike beginning in June will throw both humid

May 27, 2021 : Ellie Tillma
From Dorm Life to Camp Life:  Preparing for a Thru-Hike as a College Student

From Dorm Life to Camp Life: Preparing for a Thru-Hike as a College Student

People often tell us to go to school for something we’re passionate about, but unfortunately, I have yet to find a 4-year degree for thru-hiking. 

May 18, 2021 : Ellie Tillma