Becky Booroojian

Hi, I'm Becky. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2017. These days I work with children who are completely unimpressed by my past exploits. I offer a lot of advice about thru-hiking you can probably ignore.

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Tick Season Is Approaching, Here’s What You Need to Know

Tick Season Is Approaching, Here’s What You Need to Know

While thru-hiking the AT last year, I called a Lyft in New York. The driver seemed a little flummoxed by my stinky, mud-covered presence and didn’t

Jun 20, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
5 Things to Know About The Barkley Marathons: Ultrarunning’s Most Fascinating Race

5 Things to Know About The Barkley Marathons: Ultrarunning’s Most Fascinating Race

On June 10, 1977, James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King Jr, escaped from Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary in Tennessee along with six

Jun 13, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
The North Face Joins the Used Gear Game

The North Face Joins the Used Gear Game

The North Face has thrown its hat into the ring of brands refurbishing and reselling their products, recently launching a new line called Worn Wear

Jun 11, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Eat, Dammit: 5 Strategies to Optimize Your Caloric Intake During a Thru-Hike

Eat, Dammit: 5 Strategies to Optimize Your Caloric Intake During a Thru-Hike

When I finished my thru-hike and sat down to write articles that doled out the hard-earned wisdom of a past thru-hiker, I decided I was not going to

Mar 16, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
7 Lessons from a Thru-Hiker Who Knew Nothing and Still Finished the Trail

7 Lessons from a Thru-Hiker Who Knew Nothing and Still Finished the Trail

I was a pretty terrible thru-hiker. I say that mostly in jest.  I finished and, in retrospect, I’m so pleased with every second of it, so what else

Nov 29, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Afterthoughts

Afterthoughts

It has been 28 days since I’ve summited Katahdin and 22 days since I hiked my last mile on the AT.  A lot of things have happened since then, which

Nov 9, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Rangeley to the End

Rangeley to the End

Spoiler Alert: This blog post ends with me finishing my thru-hike. I do a lot of the framework for every blog while I’m walking and I knew I wasn’t

Oct 22, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Crawford Notch to Rangeley Scorecard

Crawford Notch to Rangeley Scorecard

Hey all! Currently sitting through what is probably going to be the last zero of my thru-hike. It wasn't actually by choice, but due to a lost

Sep 24, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Bennington to Crawford Notch Scorecard

Bennington to Crawford Notch Scorecard

The Whites are hard, guys. For 1,750 miles, all I heard about was how hard the Whites were. Nary a complaint could exit my mouth without the White

Sep 11, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Well-I’m-in-New-York to Bennington Scorecard

Well-I’m-in-New-York to Bennington Scorecard

Hello all! Today marks an unusual blog in that it is the first one since before I set foot on the approach trail that's being typed on an actual

Aug 20, 2017 : Becky Booroojian