About Us

About Kelley:

I am a recent college grad, having earned a degree in Chemistry from the University of North Florida. Being Florida-born and raised, I am utterly bewildered at the sight of any sort of increase in elevation. Nevertheless, I've fallen in love with the mountains and the good tidings they bring. Getting the opportunity to thru-hike the entire Appalachian Trail is just more than I could have imagined for myself, and I plan to really take advantage of the time I will be spending in the woods to reconnect with who I am and what I want to do.
The goal is Katahdin, but I'm not certain as to where the trail will lead me and I'm not sure what I'll do once it is done. Graduate school seems like a nice option, so hopefully I'll be packing my bags as soon as we get home to set off for California, Oregon, Washington, or North Carolina. If not, hopefully there are cheap RVs in Maine.

About Chase:

Coming soon.

About Sheila:

Happy-go-lucky, 4 year-old Australian Shepherd. Obsessed with "ball" and "frisbee." Kelley's dad found her wondering around some Central Florida backroads, and it was love at first sight. Sheila is the most patient and endearing dog, and is up for anything. She has experience sailing, paddle-boarding, beaching, hiking, camping, and car-riding. She's smart; maybe too smart. She's also the best cuddle-buddy a girl could ask for. ;)


  1. Hi,
    I found your Blog and it is an enjoyable read. After retiring a few years ago I try to follow people as they hike the trail since for the time being I cannot. Good Luck and have a wonderful journey.


  2. Hi there,

    I will be following your journey! I'm planning my thru hike for 2015. Good luck and enjoy!! :)


  3. I'm looking forward to following your adventure. I run the AT in Georgia and NC a lot so maybe I will even see you on the trail one day. Have a blast!!


  4. Hiya, Its goody, met u 3 at Guilder Pond on your birthday... Keep on HYOH...