Braveheart

Hello! I'm Alex. Or during certain periods of my life, Braveheart. I hiked the PCT in 2013, the CDT in 2023, and this year am attempting the AT southbound!I got into thru hiking / the outdoors writ large through my college outdoors club, NUHOC, as well as a NOLS semester in the Yukon.

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Day 29 – 35 The Whites!

Day 29 – 35 The Whites!

I've both been looking forward to and mildly fearing this section.  Unlike the rest of the AT I've hiked most of these mountains before. 

Jul 19, 2024 : Braveheart
Day 23 – 28 Southern Maine Pt 3

Day 23 – 28 Southern Maine Pt 3

Day 23 Somewhat hectic day at the hostel - it was mostly full and there was a lot going on.  Though we did get to play a few games at

Jul 12, 2024 : Braveheart
Day 18 – 22 Southern Maine Pt 2?

Day 18 – 22 Southern Maine Pt 2?

Short ish post.  Mileage wise it's easily the shortest distance between posts I've done.  Day 18 Sleeping in a bed is really

Jul 6, 2024 : Braveheart
Day 12 – 17 Southern Maine Pt 1

Day 12 – 17 Southern Maine Pt 1

Day 12Shaw's was a really cool place to stay but it's time to head on down the trail.  Some hiccups misplacing stuff that culminated

Jun 30, 2024 : Braveheart
Day 1 – 11, 100 mile wilderness

Day 1 – 11, 100 mile wilderness

Fyi, this post is significantly longer than typical posts.  The other posts will be shorter as the towns are closer together and I'll be

Jun 24, 2024 : Braveheart
On the trail again

On the trail again

Hello again!  After a somewhat tumultuous few months after hiking the CDT I decided to hike the Appalachian trail southbound this season. 

Jun 13, 2024 : Braveheart
Day 139 – 145 Mexico!

Day 139 – 145 Mexico!

Bit delayed posting as I didn't have any time pressure (ie, getting back on trail) to keep me honest.  And like the rest of humanity I

Nov 16, 2023 : Braveheart
Day 129 – 138 The cold roads.

Day 129 – 138 The cold roads.

Relatively few pictures for this section.  Lots of road walking which was fast but not especially interesting.  Day 129Slept really poorly

Nov 3, 2023 : Braveheart
Day 121 – 128 – High point of New Mexico

Day 121 – 128 – High point of New Mexico

Day 121Slept much better last night. Despite drinking a fair amount and staying up (hiker) late chatting with the group of hikers who had

Oct 25, 2023 : Braveheart
Day 112 – 120 Into New Mexico

Day 112 – 120 Into New Mexico

Day 112Yesterday was so, so lazy. I stayed in a hotel room watching tv most of the day. I don't feel particularly bad about watching an

Oct 17, 2023 : Braveheart