Posted in March 2014

Hiker Identity Crisis and Resignation

Hiker Identity Crisis and Resignation

It was over before it began. Almost. To be accurate, it was over six hours after it began. On the bright side, I’ve hiked 1% of the Mountain-to-Sea Trail. On the indifferent side, there is a high likelihood that I will never hike the other 99%. On Sunday, my mom drove me two hours down … Continue reading

Thru-hiker Amnesia

Thru-hiker Amnesia

One year ago today, I stepped foot on Springer Mountain, the Appalachian Trail’s southern terminus in Georgia, and began walking north. It feels like a lifetime ago. In the same breath, I remember everything about that first day. The blindingly white snow that lined the road en route. The waterfalls of ice on the treacherous … Continue reading