Hi there! I’m Devin “Jukebox” Everett and I am stoked to share bits of my journey with you here. In September 2017, I left my corporate job of three and a half years to follow my dreams of exploring the world. I spent the first three months in SE Asia and the following three in Colorado, hanging out with four of my siblings, rock climbing and hiking. In April 2018, I flew down to Georgia with two friends and we started north along the Appalachian Trail. On August 31st, I completed my first thru-hike and it is safe to say that I have absolutely caught the bug. Which brings me to my 2019 plans of hiking the PCT alongside some of my favorite humans that I met on the AT and then traveling to New Zealand for an extended stay. In the meantime, I am living in Pennsylvania walking everyone’s dogs, working at a health food store and teaching yoga all to save up for the adventures ahead.
Here’s a rundown of the six takeaways from the first six days on trail.
Do you know the feeling you get when you spend months planning for an incredible adventure and then suddenly the adventure is only a week away? When
Do you dream of the ultimate hiker food regiment of Ramen and Honey Buns but your diet doesn’t allow for that? As someone who eats mainly vegetarian (I sometimes have fish) and I am strictly gluten free, it was an adventure in itself to find the right combination of food to keep me full and happy along the trail. I'm excited to talk about what I ate most days on trail and help bring to life your inner hiker chef skills.
I had 130 days to try out gear, routines, eating habits, sleeping set-ups, etc. This list talks about the top five things that did not work for me on the trail, a follow up post to the 5 things that worked.
I had 130 days to try out gear, routines, eating habits, sleeping set-ups, etc. This list talks about the top 5 things that worked for me on the trail.
A couple months of research plus a few months of hiking equals several tips for making the most out of your thru-hiking endeavors!