Hey all – I’m Marina, aka Librarian. Native Rocksylvanian and 2017 NOBO thru-hiker. I’m a lit nerd, backpacker, bikepacker, trail runner, and (bad) climber. In college, I studied creative writing and archaeology and ended up on some amazing projects in Tanzania, Mongolia, and Peru. (The nomad gene is a very real thing.) These days when I’m not outside I'm writing, editing, and fantasizing about moving into my car.
This is the first in a series where we'll be chatting with people pursuing careers in the outdoor industry and related fields. If you’re
Seven years ago, I passed through Harpers Ferry, WV for the first time, just after graduating high school. I was on a five-day bike tour with a
“We’re going unplugged,” I told my mother. Going unplugged was the whole point. The Appalachian Trail was a place to get back to nature, to make
From Walden and A Walk in the Woods, certain books seem to come up over and over among the literary on trail. (My trail name is Librarian, so maybe I