I am 26 year old born and bred Manhattanite who enjoys exploring and the outdoors. My family used to split our time among the city sites, our grandparents in the Pennsylvania forests, and our grandparents on a Minnesota farm. I grew up wandering around and adventuring, but I found myself spending less and less time outdoors as I grew older, replacing the wild with (equally wonderful) trips to other cities. The Appalachian Trail has been a lifelong goal, and I decided that 2019 would be the year to give it a try. Off the trail, you will find me at great local coffee shops digging deep into a new novel: in 2018, I decided to read 365 books (and start building up my perseverance for the AT). Here's to the friends, adventures, and blisters to come.
One week out from my departure to Georgia, I’m in an unexpected state of calm. That was not the case earlier in March, and it took me awhile to shake
If an extended hiking trip has always been your dream (and it is for me), you may be thinking about requesting a leave of absence from your job. I
In 2018, I decided to read 365 books and finished out the year at 390. That's 128,796 pages, give or take a few. I went through memoirs, Appalachian
With under four months to go, I have read so much about the AT that I'm going a little crazy with anticipation. I started a list of predictions for
After answering question after question from family members and friends when I announced my trip, to save us all some time, I have put my responses
In 2019, I intend to spend six months hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. 2,100+ miles. A life-changing event. All that sounds far