Future AT Hiker Nicole
Travel expert, cardiac nurse, hiking guru
Hiking and traveling has been a love of mine since I was a little girl. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t hiking. Every year, my whole family would hike up Mount Washington in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire and we would stay at the Lake in the Clouds hut. The first time I did this hike up the tallest mountain in New Hampshire, I was 5 years old! Crazy right?
Why am I hiking the Appalachian Trail? Well, is it enough to say its because I LOVE hiking and backpacking? No? Okay the real answer is I have always been drawn to the AT because I’ve been hiking on it my whole life. Whenever I meet AT thru-hikers (this is what they call people who are hiking the entire trail), I immediately get this feeling of belonging. They just feel like my people. I’ll go more into why I am hiking in a blog post, but in reality it’s because I love hiking. Just as simple as that.