My name is Kerry and I love to camp. Before 2010, I’d never been camping before. I always wanted to try it but never had anyone to go with. Then this guy comes along, we plan a camping trip, I try to go through a boulder instead of around it, he patches up my elbow with a band-aid, and I fall instantly in love. In love with him and in love with camping. I knew from that point on that I wanted to hike however long and climb however high to get to that perfect quiet, that I would follow him anywhere he goes no matter how many times we think we’re at the top but aren’t quite there yet, that I wanted all my band-aids to be put on by this man and this man alone. We’ve been to a few places so far and I keep wanting to go to more and more. That’s where this blog comes in. I want to help myself remember what we liked and didn’t like about a place, to learn from my mistakes, and maybe even entertain a person or two along the way. I’m not athletic. We are not elitist ultralight backpackers. I’m just a girl who likes to camp and has 28 years of not camping to make up for.
I also really like cats.
I have decided to do a solo NOBO thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2015. Everyone cross your fingers twice.
Update 02/23/15: I’m still not an elitist ultralight backpacker but I may have upgraded to subtly pretentious lightweight backpacker. Preparing for the A.T. for the last two years has made me take a second look at every ounce but comfort is a stubborn luxury that still wins out every once in a while. My trail name is Cyndi Loppers, so keep an eye out in those 2015 A.T. registers!
Update 11/21/15: Well, it looks like I hiked the A.T. Wow. Didn’t expect that to actually happen. From March 19th to October 6th I made my way from Georgia to Maine. It was everything I hoped it’d be and more. Can’t wait for the next big adventure!