Long Trail FKT Attempt
On August 16th, 2021, Liz Anjos aka “Mercury” ended her Long Trail FKT attempt at the Maine Junction, where the LT meets the Appalachian Trail. Despite not achieving an FKT, she completed every step of the Long Trail and fundraised over $2,800 for Green Mountain Club, the founders and maintainers of the Long Trail.
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Thank you and shoutout to Katlyn Marchbanks for allowing me to share this digital single line drawing she created. A fellow runner and artist, she wrote, “I find your adventures inspiring. So I drew a picture.” Check out more of her artwork on her Instagram here. ~ For so long the future has seemed limitless andContinue reading “It’s Not What You Do, but Who You Are”
“When I get home, I’m going through my closet and getting rid of everything. I have so much clothing and things I don’t need.” I had paused outside of the little shop at Abol Bridge to say hello to several thru-hikers I’d met in the 100 Mile Wilderness of Maine. They had begun their hikes in GeorgiaContinue reading “It’s That Simple”
It’s funny how I blow up certain fears in my head leading up to a big event. It’s as if I can imagine all the things that go wrong, I can somehow prevent myself from being surprised or control the outcome. The things I felt afraid of going into the Long Trail ended up beingContinue reading “Landing on my Feet”