My name is Brandon, and I'm from Maine. I currently live overseas where I represent the United States as a Foreign Service Officer (diplomat) at our embassies abroad. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2018 as a way to escape the hamster wheel and spend some good quality time in the US of A after being away for several years. I've also had the privilege of summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, hiking the West Highland Way in Scotland, and fast-packing in the Himalayas. When not planning a hike, I'm training for ultramarathons or traveling to new places. Follow my experiences here on TheTrek and on my personal blog, FitForMiles.com
I've hiked more miles in my life than I've run, but a couple of years ago I picked up ultrarunning and have been borderline obsessed since. For me,
The Appalachian Trail spans nearly 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine. The average time of completion is between 4 and 6 months with a pace of 12-20
When you tell people you're planning to hike over 2,000 miles in a single trip, they understandably have lots of questions. It is, after all, a
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Introduction Nutrition is an essential part of life and a topic of constant conversation among thru-hikers. While the general concept is simple -
Today, I am going to show you how to save up to 15% (or more!) on your gear in no time flat. To do this, you will utilize what are known as
Searching for a formula to increase your alertness, recovery, and stamina on the trail all in one go? Or maybe you dislike the taste (or
Being Basic According to the Kelty Cosmic 20 There is endless debate about what rating your sleeping bag needs to be in order to hike the AT.
Who are you and why are you quoting Andrew Jackson? My name is Brandon Chase and I’m planning a NOBO thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2018.