I have suffered with depression on and off for years but recently came out of this severe low point with a brand new attitude to tackle hardships and live life to the fullest. I am doing this by attempting a thru-hike of the AT in 2017. Currently, I am working two jobs as a server/bartender to pay for gear and add to my savings. I was raised deep in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia and after I (hopefully) complete this insane endeavor, I plan on settling down on my parents' farm and living in a self-sustainable manner.
The number one question every prospective thru-hiker gets asked during their preparations is, WHY? Why would you ever want to spend the majority of
Let's talk about pre-trail life for a minute. I mean really get down to the honest, gritty, details. As in all of those late nights spent in front a
As some of you who follow my posts may already know, I was raised deep in the Appalachian Mountains. I guess you could say I'm a resident Appalachian
Currently I've hit a sort of pause in my Appalachian Trail preparations. I've purchased all of my "main" gear items, only a sleeping pad, winter layer
I've spent many years battling crippling depression, once it took me down a path where I attempted to take my own life. Luckily for me a concerned par
So, you've decided to hike the Appalachian Trail. At this point you've probably been reading up on the history and making of the AT and staying up un
One of my relatives used to say that to arrive at the Hill's household you needed a four-wheel-drive truck, followed by an ATV, followed by a horse, t