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Onward: An Ongoing Hiking Story

by Melanie Wood

Onward: An Ongoing Hiking Story follows the journey of Melanie Wood, a business owner and podcaster from New York State's Southern Tier, training to thru hike the Appalachian Trail in June 2024.

Come along, as Melanie explores the woodlands and mountains throughout the region and beyond, conditioning her body and mind for an epic adventure that may just inspire you to embark on your own!

MWood selfie at Giant Ledge-Panther Mt.Feb. 2022
Winter Hike.Dec. 2022
MWood - Winter 2022 AT picks
Sage Advice to Hikers.MWood
Tree shrooms. June 2022.MWood
Devils Path-May 2022.MWood
Onward Lake Minnewaska NY Mt View for STL Background.MWood
Fiddlehead.May 2022.MWood

Onward Podcasts:

525 Days until Elmira's Melanie Wood hits the Appalachian Trail, and her latest video finds her actually hiking a NY portion of the AT that pushes her comfort to the limits. Join Melanie on this latest journey and remember to subscribe to the Onward YouTube channel.

540 Days until Elmira's Melanie Wood hits the Appalachian Trail for a six-month solo journey, and this latest video finds her hiking on a cold, wet Wednesday. It's an eerily beautiful (and informative) hike. Remember to subscribe to the Onward YouTube channel.

551 Days until Elmira's Melanie Wood hits the Appalachian Trail for a six-month solo journey. In this latest video Melanie heads out on a wintery hike featuring cold, quiet beauty. Check out this short video, and be sure to subscribe to the Onward YouTube channel.

570 Days until Elmira's Melanie Wood begins a 6-month journey to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in June 2024. This video includes rough, rocky terrain, foot bridges, night hiking and breathtaking sights.

584 Days until Elmira's Melanie Wood embarks on a 6-month journey to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Catch up on her latest training adventure and, send her your burning questions about her upcoming trip.

598 Daysand Melanie's latest training session includes some leaf peeping in the Adirondacks, info about MAF heart rate training and a little bit about the history documented on some of the trails.

601 Days before Melanie Wood, from the Southern Tier, begins her thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, finds her chasing waterfalls at the gorgeous and challenging Watkins Glen State Park. Check out her latest video, and don't forget to subscribe to her channel!

Elmira's Melanie Wood continues her training to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, spending a foggy day getting elevated, physically and mentally. 634 days to go!

Only 649 days until Elmira's Melanie Wood hits the Appalachian Trail. This video finds her hiking Lyon, Lake Loon and Azure Mountains in the Adirondacks.

Hiking "The Gunks" and more in the Catskills. 677 Days and counting.

Elmira's Melanie Wood introduces a video podcast that chronicles her training to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2024.

 

Subscribe to her Youtube channel here.

MWood after reaching her final summit to achieve the Catskill 3500. June 2022
Sunrise in the Catskills.June 2022.MWood
MWood.March 2022
Feathers Found - Onward.MWood
MWood Chills with the deer during a summer storm while hiking
MWood Looks Up on one of her hiking adventures.

Onward Q&A

Melanie Wood, of Elmira, NY, is training to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in June 2024, which will take approximately 6 months. Here, she answers the questions YOU have about her epic journey.

In Onward's third Q&A, hiker Melanie Wood shares how she preps to tackle the mountain trails during the winter as she trains to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in June 2024.

In her latest Q&A, avid hiker Melanie Wood shares her top 5 fears as she trains to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2024.

* If you've got a question for Melanie related to her hiking experiences, please email them to info.southerntierlife@gmail.com. We welcome video questions, too!

More media:

MWood conquering a summit in the Catskill Mountains.April 2022.jpg
Selfie at the Summit.Melanie Woods in the Catskill Mountains.jpg

Three hiking hot spots in the Southern Tier: Spencer Crest Nature Center and  Steege Hill Nature Preserve, both in Corning, NY; and Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum in Elmira, NY.

Remember to subscribe to Melanie's Onward: An Ongoing Hiking Story YouTube channel for updates on her hiking adventures and lots of other great content. 

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