How to Be Alone: Nicole Antoinette

She Explores

Nov 17

43 min 24 sec

Nicole Antoinette recently released a trail journal of her 2017 thru-hike of the Arizona Trail called “How to Be Alone.” And that’s what we met up to talk about on a trail near Boston: how her first thru hike came to be, how she persevered, and why she decided to add to the trail journal canon. While quitting can indeed be a kindness, Nicole solo hiked all 800 rugged miles of the Arizona Trail. And it all started when she was over 30,000 feet up in the air, reading a book on a plane.While Nicole says she’s a “recovering advice giver,” we know there’s lots of wisdom to be found in this episode: about knowing when it’s time to take a leap, how to get to know yourself better, giving back through your creative work, and more. Join us on the trail as we crunch leaves, get spun around, and find our way back again.Enjoy listening? Rate & Review She ExploresFeatured in this episode: Nicole AntoinetteHosted & Produced by Gale StraubA production of Ravel MediaSponsored by Danner, Tentree, Rumpl, & DUERJoin the She Explores Podcast community on FacebookVisit & Follow Us on InstagramResourcesFeatured in this episode: Nicole AntoinetteInstagram: @Nic.AntoinetteWebsite: NicoleAntoinette.comBuy: How To Be Alone: An 800 Mile Hike on the Arizona TrailMentioned in the episode:Thru Hiking Will Break Your HeartIndigenous Environmental NetworkIf you enjoyed this episode, we think you’ll enjoy:“Quitting Can Be a Kindness - Nicole Antoinette”“Bobbing at the Surface - Carrot Quinn”Rate this podcastRavel MediaSponsors and Discount CodesDUER: Get 15% off at with code SHEEXPLORES15 at checkout.Danner: Find the right boots for you at Danner.comRumpl: Get 15% off your first order at with code SHE15 at checkout.Tentree: Get 15% off your first order at with code EXPLORE at checkout.Music is licensed through Musicbed.Episodes air bi-weekly this fall on Wednesdays-- subscribe wherever you listen so you never miss an episode.

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