In this episode Courtney talks with Carisa Oxendine or Mus Ox. Mus is in the Appalachian Trail Class of 2022 and plans to start at Springer Mountain on February 22, 2022. This is her second attempt at a thru hike, but that's not the most important...
In this episode Courtney talks with Carisa Oxendine or Mus Ox. Mus is in the Appalachian Trail Class of 2022 and plans to start at Springer Mountain on February 22, 2022. This is her second attempt at a thru hike, but that's not the most important thing to know.
Mus is a Native American Navy veteran, a survivor of PTSD, a wife and a mother. She has used hiking to help her cope with trauma, anxiety and depression. Maybe you have heard the expression "the trail provides"? In this conversation, Unfiltered and Mus answer the question, "What does the trail provide?"
Carisa is a 46 yr old Native American. She was born and raised in North Carolina and currently lives in Florida with her wife and their two boys, 17 and 14. She is a retired, disabled veteran. Go Navy!!! She started hiking in 2018 and embarked on her Appalachian Trail journey that year and planned for a 2020 thru hike. She started in March of 2020 and got off because of COVID-19 lockdowns. She has now started a YouTube and Instagram to share her journey!
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