Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail

Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail is now available!

The trail has a way of answering your questions. Even if you’re too afraid to ask. In 2015 I went to the Appalachian Trail to set a fastest known time. What happened was far more powerful…

Published by Mountaineers Books (2021)

Now you can read the full story behind the journey that Outside Online claimed made me “the biggest badass you’ve never heard of.”

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Praise for Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail

Mud, Rocks, Blazes is beautifully written, intense, and exhilarating—a no holds barred, one-woman show. I held my breath often as Anderson faced seemingly impossible hurdles. You’ll root for her every step of the way. Put this deeply personal and riveting book on your must-read list.”

Barney Scout Mann, Triple Crowner and author of Journeys North

Many know Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson as a phenomenal athlete, yet, in this
deeply personal account, she reveals powerful insight into her mental fortitude and gives us a glimpse into the heart it took to be the fastest known, self-supported AT thru-hiker. She overcomes mental and physical obstacles, and through it all, proves that her strength extends beyond her physicality.

Derick Lugo, author of The Unlikely Thru-Hiker

Mud, Rocks, Blazes brings to light not just the glorious moments on the
trail, but reveals the depth of strength Heather Anderson needed to complete what most of us would call unimaginable.

Crystal Osborn, CEO of Hike Like a Woman