Author archive for Heather Starbuck

  • 87 Miles In, Crossing North Carolina Border, One Bandana and Story of Recovery Shared

    Sunday I had to say goodbye to Rachel. Almost brought me to tears and definitely made the next daunting solo…

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  • Day Six: 51 Miles Down

    Day six It’s been a few since I checked back in with everyone in the real world. Ray and I…

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  • Day One

    Today marks the first day of our Appalachian Trail hike. Arriving at Amicalola Falls at 11 AM we hiked 8.1…

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  • Know Drugs. No Overdose. Meeting with Gina, Founder of SAD

    Last week, thousands of families honored their loved ones lost to addiction on Black Balloon Day, March 6th, 2018. The…

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  • Things You’ve Taught Me

    joy can be found in all things a long frisbee catch on a warm, sunny day   a sudden summer…

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  • Why am I hiking 2000+ miles?

    “I feel very sane about how crazy I am” – Carrie Fisher Grief is all consuming. Those of you who…

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  • On Valentines

    Last week marked a very difficult milestone for me. Valentines Day. Matt and I never celebrated Valentine’s day the typical…

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  • 5 Months in, 1 Month Out

    5 months without my Matt. I still think about him every minute of everyday, the memories reel through my mind…

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  • Why the Purple Bandana?

    Most of the nation’s largest crisises have their own symbol that people recognize and use to show solidarity for the…

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