Hey all! My name is Keckeley and I'm a (very) recent graduate of St. Lawrence University! I'm hiking the AT SOBO starting early June and can't wait to get going. I've been dreaming of doing this hike since I was young after hearing my mom's stories of the same journey. Originally from Kalispell, MT, the Rockies are my home, so I'm excited to explore other mountains, rivers and people! Hike on!
When I set off on this journey, friends armed me with advice of all varieties. "Make sure you wear army grade socks", "Don't poop in the woods, you
As I walked across the Delaware River Bridge with the rain coming down and the wind blowing my umbrella around, I thought, "This is it, Pennsylvania.
After a grueling climb up Mt. Madison, I crested the top. I was expecting amazing views to reward my efforts, but instead was greeted by the last
As Dad (what soon became his trail name after summiting Katahdin) and I stumbled into Bald Mountain Brook Lean-to, we were greeted by my mother, Ace.
When I was young, I remember my mom telling stories of her great post-graduate adventure through a mountain range out east called the Appalachians.