My name is Tess Cassidy, and I will be starting my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail on March 19, 2017! The AT is a 2,190 hiking trail spanning 14 states from Georgia to Maine.
Even though I am from Columbus, OH, I’ve been able to spend some quality time in Appalachia, causing me to fall in love with both the mountains and culture. I ended up choosing to embark on this adventure two years ago, and since was able to graduate college early, secure a job when I finish hiking, and save up enough money to make this dream a reality.
The AT has a commonly used tagline: “A Footpath for Those Who Seek Fellowship with the Wilderness”. What better way to sum up my pure excitement for the trail– both fellowship with and fellowship in the wilderness.
Join me in my journey of getting LOST in the power and beauty of the trail, & FOUND in who the trail molds me to be. (There’s a lot of uncertainty in the last statement. We’ll just have to see where the trail takes me!) Thanks to all of the support so far and to come.