Sharing the Trail

I hiked my first 20 mile day yesterday! 20.7 to be exact, up and down and up and down and up. Aside from general and completely expected foot soreness, I’m feeling surprisingly solid today. Ibuprofen (or as hikers say “Vitamin I”) and yoga stretching before bed certainly helped. My longest hike with a full pack […]

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One Month Down

**This is my first actual post on the blog. The previous 3 entries were migrated over from my page on I found that site to be difficult to navigate as a reader and challenging to manage on my phone. I look forward to posting more frequently! Today marks a full month on the trail, about […]

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Week One

8 days in and many, many more to go. I couldn’t have asked for a better start to the adventure. I’m averaging about 10 miles a day and starting to feel my “hiking body” take shape. The pack is resting more comfortably on my frame, my shoulders are holstering the weight with less strain, and […]

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Into the Woods I Go

Today will be my first day on the trail! I flew into Atlanta yesterday afternoon and spent the night at The Hikers Hostel (fantastic place, including a pickup from the train, a comfy bed, and warm breakfast to kick off the day). Most of the anxiety I had about my trip melted away over the […]

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Two Weeks and Counting

I start my Appalachian Trail thru hike in 16 days. What an insane sentence to write. If you told me a year ago that this was the next chapter of my life, my mind would be blown. In the winter of 2016, I moved across the country to California to support my then-husband during his […]

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