“Trevor spoke to Doug…“Physically, I’m doing fine,” he said. ‘My body’s just tired because we’ve been doing 20-mile days for eight days in a row.’ It was their final conversation.”
During a month hiking Muir’s “Range of Light,” three young women traversed snowy mountain passes, ran out of food, confronted a gendered wilderness, and learned to deal with each other.
In hiking the Appalachian Trail solo as a queer black woman, Rahawa Haile wants “to be a role model to black women who are interested in the outdoors, including myself.”
Rahawa Haile writes about hiking over 2000 miles on the Appalachian Trail in 2016, and carrying with her books by black authors, which she’d leave behind for others to find at shelters along the way.
Eritrean-American essayist and short story writer Rahawa Haile writes about hiking the Appalachian Trail and traveling through trail towns as a black woman alone. She brings along books by black authors and leaves them behind for others to find at shelters along the way. In keeping with her 2015 Short Story of the Day effort […]