Sunset & a Book

Per doctor’s orders I have to lay off hiking for at least a month. I’ll be starting physical therapy this Friday to address the tendonitis in my knee. In a months time I have a follow-up appointment to see if the physical therapy is helping, if not then it’ll be time to get an MRI and see if I…

Preparations

Next year I plan on thru hiking the AT Southbound. Solo. Maine to Georgia. Being as my family lives in North Carolina and Georgia I felt that it would give me something to work towards, instead of walking further and further away from home I’ll be walking towards it. I’m still working out logistics as…

The Moment I Knew

There’s that moment when everything clicks. Your heart settles. Your mind calms to a peaceful emptiness. You breathe easier. Relax more. You feel more content than you ever have before. You feel home. I didn’t know that it could feel like this. That I would find myself more at home in the mountains, lost among the…

Appalachian Trail

I’m addicted. I spend hours every day reading blogs, articles, books, and magazines about the Appalachian. I read about skills I need to work on. Plants I’ll find along the way. Personal experiences. The struggles. The joys. All of it. I dream about it at night. I can’t stop. I am craving the AT so…

Raising Funds

One of the downfalls of being a hiker/backpacker is the expense of the gear. And the expense of a thru-hike. I’m on an AmeriCorps budget and funds are tight, savings are not exactly something that I have at the moment. But I’m desperate to start finding ways to fund my future thru-hike. I’ve been brainstorming…