The Adventures of Tiny Hippo

A friend of mine from a previous job messaged me out of the blue to say that she had just received notice the company was laying her off at the end of February and giving her 3 months of severance pay. While that is never good news for anyone, her immediate reaction was to follow a dream of hers since college which was to hike as much of the Appalachian Trail as possible, starting at the southern terminus Springer Mountain.