My name is Teri (Hoozurmama) and I'm attempting a NOBO thru hike. My hometown is St. Louis (Go Cardinals!) but I've call Texas home for the last 20 years. After my hike I'm headed to North Carolina. I've spent 32 years in the corporate world but my most important job is being a mom. I'll keep that job but my new "day" job is slaying mountains between GA and ME. I love God, my family, Diet Coke, birds singing (not crackles screaming), the smell of fresh cut grass, baseball, soccer (well basically all sports), Blue Bell ice cream, The Waltons, and the color purple.
The Long Goodbye The last two weeks have been filled with what I will call Appalachian Trail goodbyes. You don't realize how many people are in your
HYOH (hike your own hike) seems to apply to everything but gear. People are passionate about their choices. Over the last six years of researching
The Trail Community Nobody makes it from Georgia to Maine without the support and kindness of others. That takes so many forms. The Appalachian
In three weeks I will be leaving my home in Texas never to return, at least to my home. I'll be starting at Springer on March 27th heading North. All