Heidi Nisbett

My name is Heidi but you can call me Picasso. I hail from Charlotte, North Carolina. I hiked the Appalachian Trail NoBo in 2018 and have since hiked a number of smaller trails, including the Superior Hiking Trail (MN) and the Foothill's Trail (SC). I am currently hiking the 2021 CDT NoBo hike with my partner. When I am not hiking, I work at a brewery and pursue a side career of being an artist. Oh, and I love dogs.

Posts

A Whole Lotta’ Nothing- And Some Pie

A Whole Lotta’ Nothing- And Some Pie

A stretch of less interesting terrain and road walking has our spirits down. Thankfully, eclectic towns and the kindness of strangers and keeping us optimistic!

May 27, 2021 : Heidi Nisbett
Gila We Go!

Gila We Go!

The Gila River section of the CDT did not disappoint! Although the continuous river crossings make for slower miles....The towering canyon walls, fresh water and hot springs made it worthwhile. The special wildlife sighting was an extra bonus!

May 16, 2021 : Heidi Nisbett
Swept Away by the CDT

Swept Away by the CDT

This overview of my first four days on the CDT covers the complications the desert presents, as well as the support provided by the communities and other hikers.

Apr 30, 2021 : Heidi Nisbett
A Gear Gander for the CDT

A Gear Gander for the CDT

A detailed overview of the gear I will be carrying on the CDT

Apr 22, 2021 : Heidi Nisbett
CDT Concerns and Conundrums

CDT Concerns and Conundrums

I find myself checking the Countdown app on my phone more and more these days. The start date for my CDT thru hike attempt draws near: 73 days… 69 days… 53 days… I can’t help but reflect on how I felt leading up to my AT hike, and notice the differences between then and now.

Mar 4, 2021 : Heidi Nisbett
Okay, On To Plan C(DT)

Okay, On To Plan C(DT)

The CDT was always the trail I said I never wanted to hike. It seems far too long, challenging, and isolated for me to successfully thru hike, and the thought if it leaves me shaken and fearful. And that's exactly why I've decided to hike it.

Jan 22, 2021 : Heidi Nisbett