Ariane Petrucci May 3, 2017 0

How my Appalachian Trail hike really started

The thought never occurred to me when I was young that someday I would be hiking in a thunderstorm, relentless downpours and outright suck ass weather. I mean, who really dreams about THAT? Hiking uphills until you think the Universe has played a mean trick on you. Hiking downhills that seem to never end.  Yea, it didn’t start out this way. But now, I can’t imagine doing anything else.

Hiking the AT wasn’t always on my bucket list. For sure spending 5 months smelling my own body odor just wasn’t ranking high on my accomplishment list either. But I guess when you love the outdoors as much as I do, it’s only a matter of time before doing something that is bigger than yourself calls to your soul.

When we started doing our LIVE shows on our FB page and I heard from other backpackers who shared there story on trails from all over the country. I knew it was time for me to share my trail story with you. I also needed to re-test myself, and feel accomplishments and the hardships of a long distance hike once again.

I hope you can come and share my journey with me. Hearing from our outdoor community keeps us going.

If you have questions about my gear, or any general questions that you have? You can always connect with me.