David Howard

I plan on starting my thru-hike of the AT on April 17th. My company has granted me a 6 month sabbatical to complete the trail. I am an Environmental Engineer who loves backpacking. I have done portions of the Florida, Ice Age, Colorado, Appalachian, & Continental Divide trails. I have about 400 total miles of backpacking experience under my belt and hope to add 2200 after I finish the AT. If I finish the AT early enough, I may just complete the remaining portion of the Long trail for fun.

Posts

Thru-Hike Update & COVID-19 Plans

Thru-Hike Update & COVID-19 Plans

Thru-Hike Update & Hiking During COVID-19 I’ll be discussing work and their support for my thru-hike, potential hiking buddies, as well as

Feb 18, 2021 : David Howard
Gear List & AT Prep

Gear List & AT Prep

Gear List & AT Prep Who doesn’t enjoy a good list? This post is pretty short and mostly geared (pun intended) towards what’s on my back (and

Jan 14, 2021 : David Howard
Why I am hiking the Appalachian Trail

Why I am hiking the Appalachian Trail

Why I am hiking the Appalachian Trail A Bozo (me) who got stuck near a waterfall in Washington State A cliché introduction post to start a thru

Dec 23, 2020 : David Howard