There aren’t a lot of 17-year-olds out there today who would want to spend their lives living off the grid. Most teens around that age want to be fully connected all the time.

Maddy Roark isn’t like most teenagers.

While other kids were at home, spending the majority of their time indoors, Roark grew up living in the woods while learning to live off the land.

As she prepares to go to college, she’s decided to undertake a 6 month solo hike on the Appalachian Trail.

Check out below as she goes about her daily life and prepares to spend half a year moving from campsite to campsite.

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