Live Your Kurgo Adventure

A while ago I entered a contest on a whim. I didn’t think it would ever go anywhere so I don’t think I ever fully admitted to myself just how much I wanted to win this. The contest is being hosted by Kurgo, a company that makes outdoor & travel products for dogs. They are…

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Apologies & Adventures

It’s been far too long since I’ve posted on here, and for that I apologize. Life has taken on a craziness of it’s own and time seems to be flying by with little down time! I’m not going to complain though! It’s been wonderful (albeit slightly exhausting). So what’s new? Things are busy! I have…

Who Am I, Really?

Backpacker: (n) someone, especially a young person without much money, who travels around an area on foot or public transportation, often carrying a backpack Hiker: (n) A walking traveler, usually over mountainous paths. What makes me a hiker or backpacker? What is it that allows me to call myself as such? Why is it that when people ask ‘What…

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…

My Bucket List

I’ve got a pretty long list of trails I’d like to accomplish. And it keeps on growing. It is a lot of trails, there are lot on here that I’d honestly be happy to do just a section of the trail rather than the whole thing. But it would be pretty amazing to step foot…

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…