Emma Rosenfield

I'm Wildlife, and I'll be taking on the GWL this year (2021)! My standard poodle, Lily, aka Muddy Boots, hiked 350+ miles with me on the AT and Washington with me on the PCT. I also backpacked the AZT in 2020. When I camp in the woods, I like to rate my poops on a scale- helps with monitoring your health!

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Great Gear for the Great Loop

Great Gear for the Great Loop

STOP! If you want to try to guess how much some of my gear weighs before I reveal the answers below, please see my Youtube video at the following

Mar 28, 2021 : Emma Rosenfield
The Great Western Loop

The Great Western Loop

The Seed Planted I first heard about the Great Western Loop (GWL) on my southbound Appalachian Trail thru hike back in 2018. Thinking that

Nov 2, 2020 : Emma Rosenfield
Onto the next one!

Onto the next one!

In just over a month, I'll be at this trail head, setting off on the Pacific Crest Trail! I want to Triple Crown, so I'll be attempting my second of

Feb 22, 2020 : Emma Rosenfield
Wildlife along the Appalachian Trail

Wildlife along the Appalachian Trail

Seeing wildlife in the wild can be thrilling, but it is important to be respectful! Additionally, while exploring we come across animals that seem to be orphaned, injured, or sick. It is important to know what to do and what NOT to do in these situations.

Apr 10, 2019 : Emma Rosenfield
The Thru-Hiker’s Guide to All-You-Can-Eat Buffets Along the Appalachian Trail

The Thru-Hiker’s Guide to All-You-Can-Eat Buffets Along the Appalachian Trail

Hiker hunger is legit. Some experience it more than others, but we all crave food constantly. Our bodies need the calories, so it's their way of

Feb 16, 2019 : Emma Rosenfield
Finishing My Southbound Thru-Hike

Finishing My Southbound Thru-Hike

It's been a week and a half since I summited Springer, so I figured it was about damn time I wrote a blog post about it. I climbed Katahdin on July

Dec 18, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
Celebrating Hiker Thanksgiving in Hot Springs

Celebrating Hiker Thanksgiving in Hot Springs

It was back in August when I first met Miss Janet, a well-known trail angel. Four other SOBOs and I were at Crawford Notch when she pulled up in her

Dec 10, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
Having Type Two Fun in Tennessee

Having Type Two Fun in Tennessee

When I made my list for why I am hiking the AT, I included that I wanted to seek out type two fun. With the weather recently, this hasn’t been

Nov 15, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
A Day in the Life of a Long-Distance Hiker

A Day in the Life of a Long-Distance Hiker

Life on the trail is very different from the real world. It’s hard to share every day and moment, but for those of you wondering, here is a rough

Oct 22, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
Bad Case of the Pennsylvania Blues

Bad Case of the Pennsylvania Blues

Northbounders are susceptible to the Virginia Blues, and although my symptoms may be similar, I'm experiencing them in a different state. While it's

Oct 6, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield