Made It to the PA Appalachian Trail! 

At 3:30 p.m. on Friday, I crossed over the Delaware Water Gap on the Appalachian Trail (AT) and made it to the Pennsylvania AT! On November 23, 2018, I first began hiking the New Jersey Appalachian Trail. Composed of 72 miles, it took only five hikes to finish it. My NJ AT finale began overContinue reading “Made It to the PA Appalachian Trail! “

Glimpses of the Presidential Traverse

3:05 a.m. My alarm sounds. Groggily, I open my eyes to the darkness. 3:45 a.m. Packs on, we stream out the door. 4:31 a.m. Other hikers linger at the lot. We step out, turn our headlamps on, and plow up the Valley Way. 4:31 a.m. – 7 a.m. Silently, we step upthe well-set stonesas nightContinue reading “Glimpses of the Presidential Traverse”

The Heart of Endurance: The Ice Cliffs of Cliff Mountain

Every year, I receive a star word that helps me making meaning out of my year. [1]  This year, my star word was endurance.  On what turned out to be a terrible hike up Cliff Mountain, life-saving endurance came in the form of love. On January 20, the night before Matthew and I hiked CliffContinue reading “The Heart of Endurance: The Ice Cliffs of Cliff Mountain”