Thru-Hiking in 2021 and also… NaNo!

Appalachian Trail Map!

Hello everyone! How are you making out these past couple of months? I am doing well. Is anyone doing NaNoWriMo this year? I am going to give it another shot this year. It’s a lot of fun trying to write 50,000 words in 30 days! My NaNo is https://nanowrimo.org/participants/damsteelman

Also, I am officially doing a northbound (NOBO) thru-hike in 2021! My YouTube Channel is https://youtube.com/channel/UCdep36F5tj95Ro-J7e6TTYA – – I will be blogging and vlogging my sober adventure through the wilderness of the mountains! I will be incorporating some sobriety into some of my videos but I’m not going to be an overbearing, hostage holding, drama llama… promise!

I have been purchasing hiking gear and equipment over the last few months so I don’t have too buy so much while I am getting ready next year. Also, doing some gear comparisons (tents, sleeping bags) in an Excel spreadsheet and watching a lot of hiking videos and reading hiker blogs. I am so excited!

I was on the fence about northbound (NOBO) or southbound (SOBO) but after discussing with my hubby, I decided NOBO is what I want to do. It seems to be the most common choice and it just feels right.

What are you up to this month?

Author: D. A. M. Steelman

I could get through life just fine quoting heavy metal lyrics.

2 thoughts on “Thru-Hiking in 2021 and also… NaNo!”

  1. I’ve read several of your pieces about hiking and seeking health. Believe me, that will pay off later in life as well. Your efforts to tell your overall story will be improved if you detail your footfall on the paths (or on rough ground), the scents in the air, the sweat dribbling down your spine, the colors or lack of same, etc. Come to my site and pick up some guidance on the writing craft. You have great insight and are showing real sensitivity. Now that colder weather is setting in, you should find more subjects about which to write. I’ll be reading you. 🙂

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