Sarah is a master's degree trained Nurse Anesthetist and has been practicing for 15 years, specializing in Neurosurgery. She resigned from her position in the spring of 2021 to thru hike the Appalachian Trail, ridding herself of her home, job and the comforts of the same. She began her hike on March 18, 2021 and successfully completed the trek, summiting Mt. Katahdin on October 11, 2021. She continues to blog on her website, https://www.andtheniwalked.com/, and is working towards the publication of her memoir, hosting a podcast of her own, and public speaking.
April 4, 2023
Throughout its history, the Appalachian Trail has been a place many hikers go for peace, for inspiration, for community, for physical challenge, and in some cases, as a sort of personal spiritual journey.