I have spent the last 2 decades (my whole life) exploring and extensively photographing the Southern Appalachians with my dad and friends. I am a sophomore at Kennesaw State University studying to be a high school history teacher. For work I coach a rowing team out of Roswell, Georgia. Thanksgiving 2015 I made a day trip to the top of Springer Mountain and stumbled across a group finishing their SOBO thru-hike. One of them was an 11 year old girl. It was in that moment that I realized the trail was my destiny and this semester is finally my time to do it!
Chomping at the Bit I am sure that if you have been keeping up with the posts of almost anyone on the trail they have bitched and moaned about the
The New Life of Walking Since I left from the bottom of Amicalola Falls on Saturday morning I have learned many things. I have learned that Snickers
Starting the trail has been my obsession for the last 6 months. I have planned, dreamed, packed, unpacked, repacked, stripped down weight, and
My first backpacking trip was about a decade ago. I was a mere 85 pounds carrying a pack that was just 55 pounds... we were out for a night. A lot
We all have those days. You know the one where you’re pretty sure you could just go for a drive and never come back. Screw it, maybe hop on a train
Put Yourself in My Boots. Have you ever been so stress free that you can feel an immense weight lift off your shoulders? So happy and full of hope