About the Author


I'm wrestling with the same questions I'm trying to answer.   

photos by  Amy Badgett

photos by Amy Badgett


My name is Elise Wallace, or on the trail, Blueberry. I am from Winston-Salem, NC. Where I am from does not matter for the outcome of this project, but it does for the beginning because my context has brought me to this hike and The Ones Who Walk.

I am a graduate of Wake Forest University [B.A. 2012]. After graduating I hiked 700 miles (NOBO) of the AT. 

Before all of that I was reading, writing and spending time outside. Then I discovered coffee. Now I read, write and spend time outside, with coffee. 

And my dog. Sadie.