Alexia

Greetings! I'm Alexia and a flip-flop AT thru-hiker. Originally from in and around Philly, I am a travel surgical tech/endo tech, oenophile (I know wine stuff), and master of nothing but pretty good at lots. I'm situationally funny and terrible at telling jokes... well unless you like to hear the punchline first or not at all. Hoping to bring a unique perspective or at least entertain you for a moment. Catch you on the flippity flip.

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Interviews with Partner Hikers: Significant Other Edition

Interviews with Partner Hikers: Significant Other Edition

"Don't hike with your partner," said They. "It will be bad," They said. I replied with a smirk and said, "It will be fine." It Would Not be

Aug 6, 2019 : Alexia
Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Whites

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Whites

I am. Or was. I was nervous about the White Mountains since before I even stepped on trail.  I heard they were tough, that your mileage would drop

Jul 8, 2019 : Alexia
Isn’t the Hike Challenging Enough?

Isn’t the Hike Challenging Enough?

So here we are, in the arena of the Appalachian Trail.  There have been blood, sweat (lots of it), and tears.  It is an emotional dig that will

Jun 2, 2019 : Alexia
Trail Numbers: What’s with All the Math?

Trail Numbers: What’s with All the Math?

I recall that my primary education math teacher always said how there's so much math in nature. Patterns, physics, angles, distance, and Fibonacci. I

May 1, 2019 : Alexia
Harpers Ferry or Bust: It’s Not All About Katahdin

Harpers Ferry or Bust: It’s Not All About Katahdin

There are a few picturesque images that flash through one's head when mentioning the Appalachian Trail.  For me, it's the ponies.  For Instagram,

Apr 20, 2019 : Alexia
Prep the AT: Sweating the Small Stuff

Prep the AT: Sweating the Small Stuff

It's thru-hiking season, ya'll.  The journey has already begun for thousands of people attempting to complete a long-distance hike for many different

Apr 15, 2019 : Alexia