Eitan Gerstle

Hi, my name is Eitan, and I'm thru-hiking the Appalachian trail in 2024!I've always loved to be outdoors, and taking a gap year after graduating college has given me the perfect opportunity to challenge myself physically and mentally on the AT. I'm hoping to journal/blog my experience throughout the trip, both the good and the bad

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Pennsylvania rocks

Pennsylvania rocks

Day 88:AWFUL night sleep. Truly truly horrendous. Worst on trail? Probably not because of the second night, but this was pretty damn close. I

Jun 18, 2024 : Eitan Gerstle
A Sweet Side Quest

A Sweet Side Quest

Day 83:Well, I did sleep in a little today. “A little” being all the way to 6:30, so not exactly a LATE day, but I felt less tired than the

Jun 12, 2024 : Eitan Gerstle
Half Way, Half Gallon

Half Way, Half Gallon

Day 77:I was TIRED this morning. One of the guys next to me in the bunk room was up til like 2 watching/listening to stuff on his ipad. So, not

Jun 7, 2024 : Eitan Gerstle
AT Update: 1000 miles!!!

AT Update: 1000 miles!!!

Day 70:Well, considering how squished our tent site was, it was a surprisingly good night of sleep. But it did mean that when simon got up at

Jun 1, 2024 : Eitan Gerstle
AT Update: 900 miles, into Shenandoah!

AT Update: 900 miles, into Shenandoah!

Day 61+62:I’m gonna combine 2 days into one here, cause it was all kinda a blur. So, to start with, we got a very late start in the morning. My

May 26, 2024 : Eitan Gerstle
AT update: 800 miles for a Hozier concert

AT update: 800 miles for a Hozier concert

Day 57:My alarm went off promptly at 5am today. It was gross. But, all in an effort to see the sunrise off of mcafees knob, which is apparently

May 17, 2024 : Eitan Gerstle
AT Update: we walked 700 miles for a wedding

AT Update: we walked 700 miles for a wedding

Day 51:All the old folks got up at 6am sharp. All the young folks heard their alarms, looked up, and collectively decided to keep sleeping. At

May 12, 2024 : Eitan Gerstle
AT Update: 500 miles, a quarter way through, and 600 miles!

AT Update: 500 miles, a quarter way through, and 600 miles!

Day 42:Back on the road! We had time for a nice breakfast before we left. By nice, of course, I mean watermelon and hard boiled eggs. You’d be

May 6, 2024 : Eitan Gerstle
AT update: Hello Virginia!

AT update: Hello Virginia!

Day 37:Today is gonna be a fun day. We woke up around 7, after a much better night of sleep than the night before. We’re only carrying our packs

Apr 27, 2024 : Eitan Gerstle
AT Update: Goodbye North Carolina!

AT Update: Goodbye North Carolina!

Day 33:Shortish day today (only 10 miles). We started pretty early, so that we could get into town with plenty of time to eat, resupply, and

Apr 22, 2024 : Eitan Gerstle