One year ago today, I jumped on the approach trail at Amicalola Visitor Center to begin my journey on the Appalachian Trail.

6 months and 1 day later, I summited Mt. Katahdin in Maine.

I feel and see the changes every single day that this trail has created in me. I’m much stronger, more determined, and more aware of this amazing adventure we call life. This trail made a lasting impression on me. This trail will always be with me.

May the journey take you to the places you never thought you could reach. And may the adventure always live within you.

Happy 1 Year Trail-i-versary to my wonderful trail family and friends who made this journey such an epic one!

I love you all! And I love this trail!

-Ten