Hello everybody! My name is Ashley, trail name is Yardsale! I have made it to around mile 950 on the Appalachian Trail and plan on finishing it within the next year and a half. I'm leading an expedition down the Grand Canyon in December 2018. I also have plans to hike the John Muir trail in the next couple of years! Currently, I am raft guiding on the Chattooga River. I grew up hiking around the North Georgia mountains with my Father and my Uncle, so the love for the outdoors runs deep for me. I pride myself on breaking stereotypes and showing the world that people of all sizes can be outdoorsy!
Slowly, I make my way up the mountain. My trail family has already made it to the top of Spy Rock and has been waiting there for a while. They move
I wake up in my room, surrounded by four walls and my black cat walking over my down comforter. The air conditioning is cool and my bed is soft. This
"I'm a sensitive soul, though I seem thick skinned" -Pumba
I lay in my tent, in a beautiful field, somewhere past Erwin, Tenn. I felt like absolute garbage. The day before it had snowed and I only made it
I walked around the curving bend that snuck over the side of a mountain to see my AT partner, Lindsey (trail name: Dorothy), waiting for me at the
A recall of my first three days on the Appalachian Trail...
My last blog post in civilization...
When you look through outdoor magazines, watch adventure movies, or even go into most outdoor stores, you typically don't see plus-size
Why get a real job when you can live in the dirt for a few months?