I almost dropped out of Grad School around February of 2006. Most of my time during my third rotation I researched Hammock Camping techniques for Thru-hikers on the AT. I pulled through and finished my PhD in 2012. Now, as a nearly 31yr old post doc at UT, I find myself wanting to change the direction of my life. Fortunately, Becca Loo is ready for an adventure too. Thus begins our Appalachian adventure. On this page I will post AT related things until we actually get our trip underway.