The epic journey of a sibling pair as they trek 2,181 miles from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachia Trail.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


For the past year and a half, Jarrod and Becca have been collecting supplies, reading books on the Appalachia Trail, and most importantly, finishing their undergraduate degrees.  With less than three months to go before their intended departure date in March, the final preparations are being made.

They have recently added a new mission to this rather extensive undertaking: they will be hiking to raise money for multiple sclerosis.  MS is an inflammatory disease that affects nerves cells in the brain and spinal chord resulting in a broad range of symptoms.  To make a donation and aid their efforts, you can visit the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America which will always be displayed on the right-hand side of the screen for your convenience.  OR you can just click on this link:

Jarrod and Becca have asked me, their sister, to record their journey using this blog so that others may follow their progress.  Updates will come whenever possible, most likely via phone call and post cards that they acquire from towns along the Trail.  I will then transfer their correspondence into this blog for your reading pleasure.

Who knows what this wild adventure will entail!?


  1. walk on bec! may your stride be long and your step quick!

  2. Jarrod!

    So I signed on to a Rock cluster computer and was greeted by your goofy, smiling face at the bottom of the Brown homepage. How lovely.

    Think you'll make it up to Providence before you hit the trail? Hope so...miss you out here.

    Hope all is well. I'll be keepin' tabs on you now...

    (Sam's) Caroline

  3. Sending the very best wishes of everyone at the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) as you set out. I hope to catch up with you perhaps on the Pennsylvania / New Jersey borders a little later this summer to thank you in person. - Malcolm Friend MSAA