Ruth Nasrullah

I'm a journalist, a backpacker, a master naturalist, a certified interpretive guide, and a lover of trails and travel. On April 26, 2023, I'm setting out on an interpretive section hike of the AT, highlighting the natural and cultural history of different points on the trail. Keep an eye out for updates right here on The Trek! My husband and I also manage www.COVID19WallofMemories.org, a website dedicated to memorializing people who have died of COVID-19 in this country and to educating and informing people about the disease.

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Pre-Dawn Walks and Physical Therapy: 2023 Hike Prep

Pre-Dawn Walks and Physical Therapy: 2023 Hike Prep

In Spring 2023, I will hike sections of the Appalachian Trail, creating videotaped presentations on the cultural and natural history of each

Aug 20, 2022 : Ruth Nasrullah
Step 1: Amtrak Ticket

Step 1: Amtrak Ticket

In Spring 2023, I will hike sections of the Appalachian Trail, creating videotaped presentations on the cultural and natural history of each section.

Aug 9, 2022 : Ruth Nasrullah
Remembering Eric Heber, a Louisiana Trailblazer

Remembering Eric Heber, a Louisiana Trailblazer

He was a hiker and a backpacker, a Louisiana Master Naturalist, a YouTuber, and a devotee of Louisiana trails. He was a doting dad who brought his

May 4, 2022 : Ruth Nasrullah
Rosalie Edge: Socialite, Suffragist, and Conservationist

Rosalie Edge: Socialite, Suffragist, and Conservationist

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day.  That is the date on which, in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving women the right

Aug 26, 2021 : Ruth Nasrullah
Buffalo Soldiers: From Slavery to Stewardship

Buffalo Soldiers: From Slavery to Stewardship

“We are all the beneficiaries now of the preservation and conservation work these people did back in the late 19th century.”  Those are the words

Feb 22, 2021 : Ruth Nasrullah
Punchbowl Mountain Dreamin’

Punchbowl Mountain Dreamin’

I have been trying to get back to the Appalachian Trail for years.  The last time I camped overnight on the trail was in August 2000, when I did a

Dec 16, 2020 : Ruth Nasrullah
5 Things You Should Know About the Lone Star Hiking Trail

5 Things You Should Know About the Lone Star Hiking Trail

Vic Hay contributed to this story. When I moved to Houston 17 years ago I had to do some research to find a trail of any decent length.  There is

Dec 3, 2020 : Ruth Nasrullah
Becoming a Master Naturalist Changed How I See the Trail

Becoming a Master Naturalist Changed How I See the Trail

I had been stressing for about an hour already. The mid-afternoon sun was beginning to turn the dark yellowish color that signals sunset is an hour

Oct 27, 2020 : Ruth Nasrullah
Meet Ambreen Tariq, The Activist Behind Brown People Camping

Meet Ambreen Tariq, The Activist Behind Brown People Camping

Ambreen Tariq is a Muslim, an immigrant, an activist, and an outdoor enthusiast.  She describes herself as a proud feminist and an advocate for

Sep 8, 2020 : Ruth Nasrullah
Eric Heber Invites You to Hike Louisiana’s Trails

Eric Heber Invites You to Hike Louisiana’s Trails

Eric Heber is an Alabama native who has lived in Louisiana for 18 years. He began hiking just seven years ago in the Kisatchie National Forest, a

Oct 11, 2018 : Ruth Nasrullah