Hello! I'm Emily, and I'll be doing a flip flop AT thru-hike in April 2017 with my boyfriend Dan and our 1-year-old lab pup Oliver. I grew up a couple miles off the AT in northern NJ, went to college in Washington, DC, and for the past three years have been in the Chicago area, and I'm very excited to leave cities & suburbia behind to live in the woods for half a year! We'll be heading south from Delaware Water Gap April 3rd, so if you're a NOBO hiker in 2017 we'll likely cross paths.
My first "trail update" last week was not from the trail because we temporarily got off in PA. We got back on the trail again on Saturday, and now my
My first trail update is not actually from the trail. Dan wanted me to title this post "F*** PA" but I went with a pun instead. We started Sunday
We leave the day after tomorrow, and our packs are filled with everything we need but water. So, I thought it was about time to post what we plan to
It’s getting closer! My countdown app reads “152 days”. Five months until we hit the trail. I’m into spreadsheets and planning, and I want to be
We did a shakedown hike over Labor Day weekend in Hiawatha National Forest in Michigan on the North Country Trail (a 4,600-mile trail that runs from
I probably should have started with this post, because I know from all the reading I’ve done on bringing your dog thru-hiking with you that the
So I should start with a quick introduction. My name is Emily, I'm 25 and I currently live in the suburbs of Chicago with my boyfriend Dan, our pup