Howdy! My name's Reanna. I grew up in a small eastern Kentucky town, but currently live in St. Louis, MO. Flannel shirts, weird flavored Pop Tarts, and jamming to Coldplay songs are some of my favorite things on earth along with my two dogs, Scooter and Honey. I'll be thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2020 and can't wait to share my experience!
As thru-hike training continues, a question emerges: how does hiking spark joy in my life?
Physical pack weight is not the only thing to consider as I obtain the gear needed for my Appalachian Trail thru-hike.
Training for the Appalachian Trail has never been more enlightening as I continue to learn more about myself and my hiking preferences.
Why am I thru-hiking, you ask? That's a big question.
First time backpacking trips are always full of learning opprotunities while in preperation for the Appalachian Trail....even if they are uncomfortable.
Thru-hiking in of itself is a massive challenge, but doing so while in recovery from an eating disorder is a whole other beast. Is it worth the risk?