Eric and Hayley

Eric and Hayley grew up less than 20 minutes apart in small towns on the North Shore of Massachusetts. It took 27 years for them to meet each other and have been together for the past 8 years. We’re hiking the Appalachian Trail Southbound in 2022. Eric hiked the AT northbound in 2011 and was known as “Mountain Dew”. Hayley has always enjoyed the outdoors and got into backpacking soon after meeting Eric. We are excited to start this adventure on June 27th.

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Saturday Scramble into Sunday Summit

Saturday Scramble into Sunday Summit

Our first day on the trail! In true AT fashion nothing went as planned. Our official start date is Sunday, June 26th!

Jun 27, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
Gearlist – Ultralight Hikers We Are Not

Gearlist – Ultralight Hikers We Are Not

We will not be confused with an ultralight hiker and likely not even those who consider themselves to be lightweight hikers.  Our base weights are

Jun 25, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
Shakedown Hikes in Review

Shakedown Hikes in Review

An overview of our 3 shakedown hikes to prepare for our big adventure!

Jun 22, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
Hayley’s Note: How We Got Here

Hayley’s Note: How We Got Here

Hayley and Eric became "AT Thru-Hiking Hayley and Eric".

Jun 21, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
Our Why

Our Why

Why do we want to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail? Complete with inspirational quotes.

Jun 18, 2022 : Eric and Hayley