Alexis Tucker

Hi y’all! My name is Alex and I am attempting my first thru-hike this year. I am a 21 year old recent college graduate (go Rams!) with one plan. To complete the thru-hike that I have been planning since high school. I set this goal for myself before I had ever been on a real hike, but I had a feeling that it was something that was right for me. Ever since, I have been exploring the outdoors and preparing myself. I am set to start hiking on March 29th and I have no plan but to summit Mt. Katahdin. I have done a thorough job of uprooting my life so that I can limit any temptation to leave. All that is left to do now, is walk.

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Virginia Blues: It’s Hard to Cry and Hike at the Same Time

Virginia Blues: It’s Hard to Cry and Hike at the Same Time

Ok, the title is a little dramatic. I only cried once in Virginia. It remains true though. I did learn that it is hard to cry and hike at the same

Jun 9, 2024 : Alexis Tucker
I Completed The Damascus Marathon!

I Completed The Damascus Marathon!

May 8th of 2024 I completed the Damascus Marathon on a whim. I had just spent the scariest and longest afternoon of my life hiking through a lightning storm on a ridgeline (I know how stupid this was and I was appropriately scared knowing the idiocy and danger). I hobbled into the Iron Mountain Shelter wet, scared, and exhausted. It was in the hours that followed that I not only learned what the Damascus marathon was but I was also convinced to do it. 

May 18, 2024 : Alexis Tucker
Not Every Day is a Good Day but Every Day is a Great Day

Not Every Day is a Good Day but Every Day is a Great Day

I'll admit that the title for this blog is the result of me fumbling the phrase "not every day is good but there is good in every day". Nevertheless,

Apr 23, 2024 : Alexis Tucker
The Thru-Hiker Community Breathes as a Singular Organism

The Thru-Hiker Community Breathes as a Singular Organism

I am almost two weeks and 140 miles into the Appalachian Trail and I am yet to find a person that I do not like or care to be around.The

Apr 11, 2024 : Alexis Tucker
Thousands of Thoughts Before Thousands of Miles

Thousands of Thoughts Before Thousands of Miles

I am not a procrastinator but there is a lot that I have put off that I need to confront. This article for one. The Appalachian Trail for another. I have been committed to this endeavor since high school but in all truth I haven't considered it to be a reality until this week. I start the trail in 2 days.

Mar 27, 2024 : Alexis Tucker