States Covered: North Carolina and South Carolina
Meet the Ambassadors
Bethany Varner - North Carolina
I'm Bethany, some know me as "Snap"- the trail name I earned on the Appalachian Trail during my 2017 thru hike from Georgia to Maine! Before I began my trek on AT, I had only ever been on short day hikes but now long distance hiking and backpacking has become one of my favorite hobbies! I grew up moving around to different states & cities (military brat) but call myself a Texan. I also like to go trail running, sweat my booty off in hot yoga, and occasionally enjoy attempting to rock climb. I'm currently located in Charlotte, North Carolina where I work as a personal trainer and can't wait to meet some more of you Mtn Chicks to enjoy these activities & more with!
Hey there! I'm Sara, a Florida surfer girl turned WNC trail queen since moving to Asheville three years ago. I've been frolicking the trails of the Appalachians since I was little and finally decided to make the move to fully immerse myself in hiking and backpacking. I'm a graphic designer working to make the switch towards a wilderness medicine/educator career. I typically hike solo with my pup, Bryson, and spent most of 2017 knocking out the Pisgah 400 trail challenge. Being outdoors is the most natural state for me and I enjoy nothing more than educating and sharing the trails of WNC. I'm super excited to meet and hike alongside other amazing, wild women and grow in such a badass community!