Ais "Rocky Raccoon"

Name: Aislinn
Nicknames: Ais, Ace, Smith, Smitty, Mac, A-Town
Trail Name: Rocky Raccoon
Age: 24
Birthday: August 28th, 1986
Life's Ambition: To hike the AT
Heros: Carlton, Erin, Chewbacca, Legolas
Zodiac: Virgo
Theme Song:  "Higher and Higher" from Wet Hot American Summer

Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Food: Lobster, Caviar, Clams, Key Lime Pie
Favorite Beverage: Water, Beer, Absolut Ruby Red
Favorite Sport: Rugby
Favorite City: New York City
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite Movie: Wet Hot American Summer
Favorite Book: Poisonwood Bible
Favorite Children's Book: Where the Wild Things Are
Favorite Animal: Wolf
Favorite Number: 8, 12, 18, 21
Favorite State: Vermont
Favorite Song: "Wagonwheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show
Favorite Candy: Chocolate
Favorite TV Show: Law and Order: SVU, Glee, Dexter, Family Guy, 30 Rock

Ais is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, MA. There, she studied Theatre and Exercise and Sports Studies, but her main focus was rugby.  She turned in her major declaration forms as a technicality, since rugby was not on the accepted majors list.  She also minored in a cappella, her group being the infamous Vibes.  After graduation she went on to travel the world, first living in the greatest city in the world, New York City, it's only downfall being that it supports one of the most heinously jerky teams in the world, the Yankees, then on to South Korea where her love for Asian culture just bloomed, and then back close to home in Western Mass.  She started working at a spa, where she learned how to calm her mind and be in a state of near nirvana.  She joined the Springfield Rifles Rugby team, and met the love of her life, Brutus, a dashing young 8 man, when he tried to out flip her during a flip cup tournament.  Although his ego might have been a tad sore after that night, their love blossomed like a ripe artichoke, and they currently live together in Springfield where they cook dinners, rent movies, and do each others laundry.  She has been planning to hike the AT since she and Liz were undersized humans, and the day has finally come.  She has been formulating the details of this trek for a year now, and has almost everything in order.  And although this will be a formidable and demanding six months, Ais is one of the most stubborn people in the world, and will not back down from this daunting expedition.  She would like to thank everyone who contributed gear, money, love, and endless support, especially her mother, Carlton, and her sister, Erin.  She would not have been able to do any of this without them.  And in the words of her mother, whom she quotes constantly, "The only thing to fear, is fear itself."

And when the path is obscure and perilous, remember, "She who laughs, lasts."