Author archive for Heather Starbuck

  • 1/3rd, 740 Miles In, Depression and Addiction, Finding Light as Matt Would

    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and when you pass through the rivers, they will…

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  • 634 Miles, 9 Weeks In, Waterfalls and the Story Behind the Statistics

    Theo and I are currently curled up in the bottom bunk at the Woods Hole hostel, once again seeking refuge…

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  • 570 Miles, 8 Weeks In, Rain Life, Matt’s Birthday

    5 straight days of pummeling rain. On Thursday night, right as I started putting up my tent, the downpour began.…

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  • 500+ Miles In, Reflections on Shame, Stigma and Unconditional Love

    “I have struggled with being able to articulate exactly what it was that brought Matt into our hearts and tonight…

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  • 44 Days, 422 Miles, Christy with Unicoi County Prevention Coalition

    It’s been a hard two days. Somehow my grief came and slapped me down on the ground back to square…

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  • 362 Miles In, Cowboy Camping, Talking with Erwin’s Chief of Police

    “We know these people, we know their families, it’s a small town… nobody is immune, I’ve got four kids and…

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  • 5 Weeks, 296 Miles In, Birthday Blues And Rainy Days

    Just woke up after passing out accidentally for 3.5 hours here in my tent. Everything is damp so I am…

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  • Day 27, 228 Miles In, Insane Weather, a Mother’s Recovery House in Honor of Her Son

    You have to figure out a way to act on that love, it doesn’t go away. It stays in your…

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  • Day 21, 185 Miles In, Snowbird Treatment Center and the Trail Fam

    Just had arguably the three hardest days yet on the trail. Our climb into Great Smoky National Park entailed three…

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  • 130 Miles, One Sheep Farm, More Stories Shared

    Day 15 Today I built my first campfire – actually the first fire I’ve ever built. Not knowing what I…

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