Starting in Mid May, I'll live and work on the AT and will be there until the end of September or early October. Stay tuned. This blog and my other one, http://thefemalesurvivalist.blogspot.com with be updated as often as possible. Unlike my current job in remote Montana, writing about my daily life and experiences will be allowed.
Many thanks to all my friends and family, supervisors and readership who helped to inspire me along the way. The competition was stiff. The vetting was thorough. I'll do my utmost to make to make the MATC proud they chose me.
I know it's not the kind of job everyone might consider perfect. There will be storms, cold and wind, black flies and mosquitoes. I'll eat my own cooking, from an ultralight soda can stove, and sleep in a tent most of the time (except on my days off when I'll explore the coast and who knows, maybe hike alternate trails!)
Once an ultralighter, always an ultralighter.
Before I head to Maine, I'll be hiking on the CDT, starting at the Mexican border, working my way to at least Pie town. Good news. There is now a shuttle to the remote Crazy Cook southern terminus:
Announcing CDT Southern Terminus Shuttle
Dear Interested Thru hikers, Section Hikers and CDT Supporters,
Attached is the information sheet on the CDT Southern Terminus Shuttle. We will begin taking reservations on Thursday, February 27 at 9:00 a.m. MST. We encourage you to select one preferred date and a second alternative date in the event that your first choice is already filled. We will do our best to accommodate groups and will work with you to support making this happen. We also wish to inform you that CDTC will be moving operations to Silver City, NM between April 6- May 9, 2013 in order to better support the shuttle service and the big push of thru hikers and section hikers.
Please take a moment to review all of the information included in this info sheet prior to making your reservation.
Teresa Ana Martinez
DirectorContinental Divide Trail Coalition
Board Member, Partnership for the National Trails SystemContinentaldividetrail.org