Jenni Thompson

Girl 25, backpacker - 28 countries, usually broke, retired basketball player, pretty lost. SOBO attempt July 1st. Hiking the trail is probably easier than the decision to get a job. Be part of my Maine to Georgia struggles and triumphs!

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When a Thru-Hiker Meets a Hurricane

When a Thru-Hiker Meets a Hurricane

As I was on trail for a consecutive 74 days, it's been hard coming to terms with getting off trail. I was with Dreamer and Sun Chaser when we got

Sep 17, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
New York – A Walk in Central Park

New York – A Walk in Central Park

 New York (Aug. 22 - 27) 90 miles, six days Civilization everywhere! I felt like a tourist, not just walking from Maine to Georgia, but walking

Sep 16, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Connecticut: Short and Sweet

Connecticut: Short and Sweet

Connecticut (Aug. 20 - 22) Three days, 52 miles I had a bug stuck in my eyeball for half of Connecticut, so for that I am thankful it was not a

Sep 9, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Massachusetts – My State of Luxury

Massachusetts – My State of Luxury

Massachusetts (Aug. 13-20) Eight days, 90 miles After doing so many miles in Vermont, I really slacked off. The people there were wonderful

Sep 2, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Vermont: It’s Not All Downhill from Here

Vermont: It’s Not All Downhill from Here

Vermont (Aug. 4-12) Nine days, 150 miles Vermont, also referred to as Vermud, is an extremely accurate nickname. I was in denial at first,

Aug 27, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
New Hampshire, in All Its Glory

New Hampshire, in All Its Glory

My last post was quite some time ago, but I've been busy walking, and walking, and walking some more. I'm currently sitting at mile 669, but before I

Aug 19, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Welcome to My Daily Life as a Thru-Hiker

Welcome to My Daily Life as a Thru-Hiker

Today is day 35. It's been a long, hard journey of figuring out the hiker life and all that it entails. Four showers, three loads of laundry, and an

Aug 4, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Hello and Goodbye, Maine; My State of Firsts

Hello and Goodbye, Maine; My State of Firsts

I basically knew nothing about Maine other than that's where I'd begin the journey. In a fleeting thought just before I started, a quitter is what I

Jul 26, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Monson Provides, and a Shakedown Eases the Load

Monson Provides, and a Shakedown Eases the Load

While I loved the beginning and the 100 miles of wilderness, it was nice to finally reach a town. Monson is the first town you come across for us

Jul 19, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Katahdin and the 100-Mile Wilderness

Katahdin and the 100-Mile Wilderness

Having completed Katahdin and the 100-Mile Wilderness, I've realized mirrors are far crueler than front-facing cameras. Over the past seven days I

Jul 12, 2018 : Jenni Thompson