Drew Flickinger

Hi fellow hikers! My name is Drew and I'll be hiking the AT SOBO in 2022. Up until this point I've been an electrical engineer by weekday and a hiker by weekend. Although this will be my first attempt at a thru-hike, I am in no way new to East Coast hiking. I've hiked in the Whites, Daks, Smokies, and a ton in PA (my home state... yes I know everyone hates the rocks here). In short, I'm an enthusiast of type 2 fun, craft beers, and sarcasm!

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A Coming of Age, I am a Thru-hiker!

A Coming of Age, I am a Thru-hiker!

I think you can guess what this post will include. That's right, I finished a SOBO thru-hike of the AT in 141 days. Starting at the top of Katadhin

Nov 23, 2022 : Drew Flickinger
Georgia On My Mind

Georgia On My Mind

A storm came in just in time for my departure of Franklin, NC. It wouldn't be the AT without a few days of rain during my last week on trail.

Nov 18, 2022 : Drew Flickinger
The Lazy Hiker

The Lazy Hiker

My number of days on trail are slowly fading. I’ve set an end date which requires far less miles than what I have been averaging. This has allowed

Nov 8, 2022 : Drew Flickinger
Singing Through The Smokies

Singing Through The Smokies

A nero into Hot Springs was much needed. My body was feeling fine, but I needed a bit of a mental reset. Some karaoke at the local brewery provided

Nov 4, 2022 : Drew Flickinger
New Boot Goofin’

New Boot Goofin’

After a quick stop at Station 19E, I headed into the Roan Highlands. The following days of hiking were spectacular and challenging. The highlands

Oct 26, 2022 : Drew Flickinger
Tennessee Ya Later Virginia

Tennessee Ya Later Virginia

I neroed into and then zeroed in Damascus, arguably the most famous trail town on the AT. After some much needed rest, I headed back on the trail. A

Oct 26, 2022 : Drew Flickinger
Low on Fuel

Low on Fuel

After a quick stop in Bland, I continued heading South. The end of Virginia suddenly felt like it was fast approaching. Fortunately, there was one

Oct 16, 2022 : Drew Flickinger
Day by Day

Day by Day

I took a nero day at a hostel to recover my foot. Icing and a half day of rest was just what it needed. Afterwards, I took it easier for a few days.

Oct 15, 2022 : Drew Flickinger
Hard Times

Hard Times

After my fiancé, Kara, and family left, I spent another zero day with the SOBO Bubble in Dalesville. The rain and wind from Hurricane Ian was not

Oct 6, 2022 : Drew Flickinger
Hunger Sweetens The Beans

Hunger Sweetens The Beans

A decision to push miles led to a realization that I may have miscalculated my necessary food supply. Some trail magic saved me from what would have

Oct 1, 2022 : Drew Flickinger