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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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
AT Update: One month on trail!

AT Update: One month on trail!

Day 27 + 28: I’m gonna combine two days into one here, first because it was a nearo and a zero, so they’re similar, and second because i forgot to

Apr 18, 2024 : Eitan Gerstle
AT Update: Through the Smokies

AT Update: Through the Smokies

Day 20:It is smokies day! Our first of 2 national parks on the trail, it’s gonna take us about 7 days to get all the way through. The night

Apr 12, 2024 : Eitan Gerstle
AT Update: On the Edge of the Smokies

AT Update: On the Edge of the Smokies

Day 14:Today was a fun day because we had no plans. Well, we had “plans,” but they were pretty loose with the details. First things first,

Apr 4, 2024 : Eitan Gerstle
AT Update days 10-13: 100 miles!!!

AT Update days 10-13: 100 miles!!!

Day 10:Zero day today, and boy oh boy am I glad we did this. It is cold, rainy, and all together miserable, so not being out in the woods

Mar 30, 2024 : Eitan Gerstle
AT Update: Day 5-9

AT Update: Day 5-9

Note: For some reason I’m struggling to put in pictures, but in the interest of getting this out before I disappear again I’m gonna post it

Mar 26, 2024 : Eitan Gerstle
AT Update: Day 1-4

AT Update: Day 1-4

Day 1:Well, day 1!!!! Or day 0 depending on how you want to count. I did NOT sleep well last night, which I wasn’t super surprised by, but

Mar 21, 2024 : Eitan Gerstle