Hey! I'm Susan: a gal from the suburbs of Chicago, going off in pursuit of adventure. I will be hiking the AT in 2019 as a flip-flop. I teach outdoor education and am incredibly excited to spend six months being outside 24/7 surrounded by all the things that make the natural world so awesome.
AT thru-hiker Tree Trunk was stealth camping on September 3 near Moxie Pond at mile 2,053 in Maine. Around 4:30 in the morning, he heard an animal
1. Hiking the trail is much more than a physical challenge, but will really test your body. 2. Realizing how quickly the miles add up is very
In her first two weeks on trail, Susan has already found inspiration and community in the female contingent of thru-hikers.
Last week, I posted all about my gear and the things I need to be comfortable and survive. Today, I think it's time to share some of reasons I have
The ‘final’ gear list and details before Susan heads out to trail next week.
Deciding to thru-hike can be really scary. Susan talks about her worries, anxieties, and fears in this post.
What I learned on a quick backpacking trip on Hoosier National Forest
How can you support the thru-hiker in your life before and during their hike?
An overview of Susan’s supplemental nutrition plan on trail.
My first experience with my lack of mental toughness, well before I get on trail.