Rachel Meltzer

I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2018. Now, I'm a podcast host, freelance writer, part-time van lifer, and blogger. Find my podcast, trail journals, and personal blog at www.trailnamehere.com!

Posts

A Lifelong Asthmatic’s Tips for Dealing with Asthma During a Thru-Hike

A Lifelong Asthmatic’s Tips for Dealing with Asthma During a Thru-Hike

At birth, I was diagnosed with asthma*. It was triggered by allergies, exercise, cigarette smoke, cold, and severe humidity. Around age nine, I began

Jul 10, 2019 : Rachel Meltzer
Nine Pieces of Thru-Hiking Gear to Splurge on, and Nine to Save On

Nine Pieces of Thru-Hiking Gear to Splurge on, and Nine to Save On

Choosing gear for a thru-hike or even for weekend backpacking can be daunting. So what gear should you buy on the cheap and where should you splurge

Mar 1, 2019 : Rachel Meltzer
Because when you’re making huge life decisions, why not make another one?

Because when you’re making huge life decisions, why not make another one?

My name is Rachel and I am thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail solo northbound in 2018. I am a 22 year old recent college graduate with no idea what

Oct 13, 2017 : Rachel Meltzer