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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 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!

Tree shrooms. June 2022.MWood
Onward Lake Minnewaska NY Mt View for STL Background.MWood
Sage Advice to Hikers.MWood
Fiddlehead.May 2022.MWood
Devils Path-May 2022.MWood
MWood after reaching her final summit to achieve the Catskill 3500. June 2022

Onward Podcasts:

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.

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.

Ask Melanie:

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

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.