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Author - appalachiantrailgirl

Great Himalaya Trail, Here I Come

It has been a while since my Appalachian Trail thru-hike, almost five years in fact. While I’ve done quite a bit of hiking since then, I haven’t been on a thru-hike. That is changing this year. I’m hiking Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail. When I originally went to...

My Book is Published + Giveaway of 3 Copies

I’ve been terrible at writing posts for the last few months, but it is not out of laziness. I have been hard at work, getting The Appalachian Trail Girl’s Guide ready for print. For those of you that have been following along for the past few years, this is the same story that...

Holiday Gift Guide for the Thru-Hiker in Your Life

Hikers are the worst to shop for. You never know what we already have, what we need or don’t need, or what gear is new and exciting versus out of date. We’re always trying to get our pack base weight down, so we don’t want anything extra we have to carry. Also...

Long Distance Hiking Gear Checklist

Having been blogging about long distance hiking for three years now, I only just realized that I don’t have a gear checklist published on this site. My mom pointed this out when she had to visit someone else’s blog while preparing for her last backpacking trip. Sorry I made...