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.
I cruise into Grand Canyon National Park and hike down into the Grand Canyon to complete my AZT hike!
I push the final miles towards Grand Canyon National Park.
I spend 24 hours in Flagstaff.
I stop at Mormon Lake and reach the outskirts of Flagstaff.
I hike the Mongollon Rim and finally make a decision on my AZT finish!
I reach Pine, Arizona and take a well deserved 0.
I hike through the Mazatzal wilderness!
I hike past Roosevelt Lake.
I tackle the Superstitions!
I walk through a wildflower wonderland and hit 300 miles.