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Hi, I’m Rachel.

I’m a freelance writer, advocate, and podcast host! I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2018 and it changed my life. Check out my Podcast, hire me, or read about my adventures!

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This is Trail Name Here.

This is a space where I share life stories, educate, and connect people. I’m glad you’re here to join me by listening to Podcast Here, reading my blog, or looking back at my journey on the AT.

Instagram: @TrailNameHere

Who I am and Why I am Here

Who I am and Why I am Here

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Why I am here: Because I want to do something I love, for myself, before it is too late (I know I'm terribly selfish). I also hate routines and the stagnation of typical day-to-day life so I am really excited to break up the monotony.

Who I am hiking for: Me.

I am hiking the AT because I love hiking, I love being outside, I love being on my own, and I want to accomplish something that I have always dreamed about doing. No longer will my dreams be just dreams. They will be accomplishments.

Who I am: Rachel. A 22-year-old with ambition and a penchant for the great outdoors.

Who I really am: A young adult battling Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety, and little to no sense of purpose in life.

I have two beloved cats, Bonnie and Clyde:

And a really cool, silly, and supportive family, without whom I would not be able to do this:

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I am a recent college graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Globalization with minors in Philosophy, Elementary Education, and Communications. I am attempting to go to law school in the fall of 2018 after my thru-hike. My school of destination is to be determined soon.

What I hope to gain from this experience: A better sense of purpose (or maybe a release from the need to feel a sense of purpose), a stronger mind and body, the proof that I can do anything I set my mind to, and the experience of all of the people I hope to meet along the way.

Follow along with me throughout my journey on this blog & Instagram.

Thank you all for your support! 

Pre-Trail: REI!

Pre-Trail: REI!