Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail with Melissa Goodwin

Written by mappyhour

Melissa Goodwin thought she was only going to be hiking for a month with her Dad. Six months later she’d completed the entirety of the Appalachian Trail and started a journey towards starting her own guiding company Girl Gotta Hike. At this Mappy Hour, Melissa shared her journey through a series of her favorite photographs. (You can find her photos on her site here.)

Now Melissa has not only continued long distance hiking but has started her own hiking company called Girl Gotta Hike she notes:

“That’s what keeps bringing me back. It’s the people, it’s being outside, it’s that combination of alone time out there where you get to think and figure things out…doing it with friends so you get to share that too.”

Melissa’s full talk can be watched here:

Brews & video presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.:
Event hosted by Best Made Company:
Video work by Jeffrey Restrepo:
Speaker: Melissa Goodwin of Girl Gotta Hike: