Bennett Travers

Hi! I'm Bennett "Tandem" Travers, a 25-year-old University of Georgia alumni. Despite working in Digital Innovation now, in 2014 I left technology behind and thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail with my dad.

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Out of Retirement

Out of Retirement

Many of the retired hikers on the Appalachian Trail said they were jealous of me for getting to thru-hike so young. I was 22 years old,  just out of

Jul 28, 2016 : Bennett Travers
Fire Destroys Historic Buildings in Harpers Ferry

Fire Destroys Historic Buildings in Harpers Ferry

Late last night over 80 firefighters from counties in West Virginia, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland were called to the historic town of

Jul 23, 2015 : Bennett Travers
The Pacific Crest Trail Dilemma: Increasing Crowds, Droughts, and Water Caches

The Pacific Crest Trail Dilemma: Increasing Crowds, Droughts, and Water Caches

It’s nearly Spring, which brings, in addition to longer days and flowers, a whole new crop of thru-hikers hoping to log miles and take names - trail

Apr 2, 2015 : Bennett Travers
The One Spice Every Hiker Should Use

The One Spice Every Hiker Should Use

Before hiking the Appalachian Trail I was fortunate enough to be in great health - no aches, no pains, no pills. Just me and my gummy

Feb 11, 2015 : Bennett Travers
The Appalachian Trail Board Game

The Appalachian Trail Board Game

Recently a new Appalachian Trail themed board game was successfully funded on Kickstarter in August. How do I know this? Because the game ended up

Dec 31, 2014 : Bennett Travers
Springer and Katahdin: The Alpha and The Omega

Springer and Katahdin: The Alpha and The Omega

Long before deciding which down jacket to buy or sleep system to use, a thru-hiker will decide which direction to hike. There are only two options -

Dec 3, 2014 : Bennett Travers
20 Emotions You Will Experience at the Beginning of Your Thru-Hike

20 Emotions You Will Experience at the Beginning of Your Thru-Hike

1) When your family drops you at the trailhead and questions your thru-hike one last time: 2) As soon as you begin to climb Amicalola Falls: 3)

Dec 1, 2014 : Bennett Travers
How to Manage Menstruation on the Appalachian Trail

How to Manage Menstruation on the Appalachian Trail

Back in April, Allison wrote " 'I'm sorry, we can't take you as a patient. You could try the Virginia Department of Health?' I hung up, unsure of

Dec 1, 2014 : Bennett Travers
This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

Now 3 months removed from the trail, working and scrambling to apply to graduate school, I find myself re-reading the journal I occasionally kept

Nov 30, 2014 : Bennett Travers
Your Most Important Piece of Gear

Your Most Important Piece of Gear

As a child there were three things I knew about hiking the Appalachian Trail: It is an incredibly long trail between Georgia and Maine where

Nov 29, 2014 : Bennett Travers