Lauren Groh


Lauren Groh lives in the Milwaukee area, where she graduated from UWM with a degree in journalism. She writes a camp and travel blog in her free time, and can often be found hiking in Wisconsin’s state parks with her wife, and other family and friends.

Lauren will be backpacking on the Appalachian Trail from April to September of 2017. Follow her journey on her blog and social media.

Essay: The Idea

Apr 18, 2017
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Milwaukee native Lauren Groh is in the process of through-hiking the Appalachian Trail. In this essay, she explains what prompted her to attempt the journey:

Image courtesy of Patricia Weir

The Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only public foot path in the world. It runs 2,190 miles from Georgia all the way to the summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine. It takes months to complete and a good amount of preparation for novice and experienced hikers alike.