My trail name is Stubbs (due to being stubborn and vertically challenged). I love to hike and travel so much that I’d like to make a living out of it (one can dream, eh?). I previously wrote for “The Trek” (formerly, “Appalachian Trials”), and I’ve reached Maine’s summit (Mount Katahdin) during my second Appalachian Trail (AT) thru hike attempt with my husband and best friend after a pelvic fracture forced me off trail in 2016.
I’ve already been on a number of road tripping adventures, more notably, our cross-country trip living in a van
down by the river. And we took a three-month adventure abroad throughout Nepal, India and Southeast Asia.
In 2019, we started a spontaneous thru hike of the Florida Trail, completed our Arizona Trail thru hike, and worked on bridging the gaps of the Eastern Continental Trail (ECT) by thru hiking the Pinhoti Trail to the Benton MacKaye Trail. After thru hiking Vermont’s Long Trail in September, we returned to Flagg Mountain to hike in the other direction through Alabama to the Blackwater Section of the Florida Trail. From there, we completed our Florida Trail thru hike and kept walking until we reached the southernmost point in Key West.
Then along came the pandemic in 2020! Our plan of hiking the Continental Divide Trail was squashed. Too much uncertainty for such a large goal. We settled on hiking the Colorado Trail and Tahoe Rim Trail, both of which were well worth it!
We’re currently hiking thru the Benton MacKaye Trail, followed by a 100-mile AT reunion hike, then off to tackle the Continental Divide Trail! Stay tuned!