Day 11: Bly Gap-Carter Gap 15 miles I survived my first whole day of hiking in the rain, AND had my first 15 mile day- woohoo! My hike was pretty uneventful otherwise, lots of climbing with elevations over 5,000. I was soaked to the bone and warmed up at camp. Shelley was just a few miles … More And so it rains
Hi friends! I am really behind on the blog for a lot of reasons- mostly I really don’t ever have service for long enough to type, I go in and out of service constantly. Another reason is that I actually had a hard time figuring out the right words to use for this post- this … More Franklin and the Gratitude Glow
During the past year of research and fawning over thru-hiker blogs, I have noticed one post that seems to be absolutely crucial to every blog, and here it is- the obligatory gear post! Some of you gear nuts will geek out with me, but this might be pretty boring for the rest of you- but rest … More The Gear Post
With a little over 30 days before I begin my Appalachian Trail thru hike, there are a few burning questions that everyone wants to know- 1. Am I Crazy? 2.Why am I doing this? 3.Will I poop in the woods? The short version- Probably. Why not? Yes. As a tried and true socially awkward introvert, … More Are you crazy? Why would you want to do that? Do you poop in the woods?
The preparation for my trail journey (which begins in just 76 days- in case you are counting :P), has been intense and seemingly endless. One of my trail concerns has been what to do about my contacts/glasses- I can’t imagine touching my eyeballs with my filthy amoeba-ridden trail fingers, and I can see myself going batty … More Lasers and Adele
Today, Wednesday December the 28th, 2016 just so happens to be the 100 day mark until my adventure starts! I received my trail tag in the mail late last night, so the reality is sinking in and I am truly bursting at the seams with anticipation (and having a really tough time sleeping)! We will … More 100 Days until Blast Off!