The everyday life of a New England woman.

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AT Approach Trail Day 2

AT Approach Trail

Road Trip: Day 4

Road Trip: Day 3

Road Trip: Day 2

Road Trip: Day 1

Getting Ready

20150117_125457 20150117_125511I’ve been crazy busy making my final preparations for my six month thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I’m trying to put together a video of the contents of my pack and I only have two days of training left! It’s hard to believe. I’m taking the week before my hike off to let my body rest (and because four of those days I will be on the road from New Hampshire to Georgia).

I really wish YouTube had a feature to automatically post videos to WordPress like it does to Facebook and Twitter, but it does not. The WordPress app for Android is not much more helpful. I hope to be able to upload my trail videos here but I don’t know how often I’ll be able to do so. Your best bet is to check out my YouTube site itself at I’ll do the best I can to try and get the videos on here!

NOTICE to “Networked Blogs” Followers!

Since WordPress has a feature to automatically post blog entries to Feacbook and Twitter, I will be deleting my Networked Blogs account as of February 15th, 2015. If you are a follower of Melissa Chronicles on Networked Blogs, please click here and follow my blog if you would like to receive updates!


I’ve been doing a lot of training and preparation for the Appalachian Trail, so I haven’t been on here too much lately. Things are going very well. I feel like I’m in better shape now at 40 than I was when I was 20, and I have everything I need except some last minute food items. I’m excited to meet my trail partner and share the adventure of a lifetime!

In the next week (hopefully), I’ll be adding a new video to my AT video blog. It will be about my pack and its contents (likely minus all the food). I’ve been indoors at the gym finishing up my training since December 1st so that I don’t injure myself on ice before I leave. Don’t forget to visit my YouTube channel to keep track of my progress on the AT:

In the meantime, I wanted to share some photos I’ve taken lately. Enjoy!

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AT Video Blog: Trail Talk

Starting off my 2015 Appalachian Trail video blog with some basics.