Marissa Howard has been hiking the Appalachian trail since May. If you missed some of her previous posts you can see them here
1st post May
Now to her newest update, new boots!
This is probably the most important update I’m going to send my whole trip. I got new boots! My boots finally bit the dust after 1300 miles. I’m also starting The Whites tomorrow (White Mountain National Forest) which is generally considered the hardest section of the trail so my average daily miles will be taking a pretty big hit but once I’m out of those I will be back up to 20-25 mile days.