Tag: Thru Hike

rain is a good thing

I can’t remember when I started pretending Mother Nature and I were BFFs, but I truly started believing it on the Appalachian Trail. The moment we stepped out of my friend Erin’s car to hike the first 400 strenuous steps of the Approach Trail,…

on bill bryson & pennsylvania Β 

 Top three questions received after announcing my plans to hike the Appalachian Trail: What? Oh, that’s cool…is that in America? (a question made only okay because I was in Europe at the time) Have you read that Bill Bryson book?   In September, Bill Bryson’s…

six things @ 1217.8 miles

   The trick to successfully completing a somewhat monotonous 2,189.2 mile hike without going completely insane is setting and celebrating a boatload of mini milestones. And Emily and I have spent the past few days in an everlasting high-five. We practically bounced out of…

creature fear

  After spending 40+ nights with your tent, you begin to think of it as a permanent home, with homelike qualities. Four crooked walls, a place to lay your weary head, a tiny, smelly bubble, protecting you from the outside world. You start to…

pebbles & bam-bam

   Total Miles: 62.3 Favorite piece of gear: trekking poles, hands down A few years ago, I fell off a small ladder attempting to turn on an air conditioning unit in a hostel in Buenos Aires whilst drunk, and awkwardly landed on my foot….

hiker #1289

Hiker #1289. That’s my identity now. Well, until I get my trail name, which if I am not careful, will probably be something involving burping, flatulence or poo (seriously, I have no idea why either. I’m not as gross as I make myself out…

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