My name is Evans Prater. My trail name is Jukebox, because I can't hike without music. I completed a thru-hike in August 2014. The trail is my happy place. I also founded The DoNation, a non-profit dedicated to helping the modern generation donate to charity quickly and effortlessly (https://www.jointhedonation.org).
I remember when I was an Ocean Lifeguard at YMCA Camp Surf a few years ago - our Executive Director had all the counselors write a letter to
There are 13 days until I leave Asheville. I am shamelessly writing this post at my front desk job because I am more mentally checked out than a
You're going to die someday. Me too, probably. Maybe tomorrow morning at 4:30 a.m. while you dream of cupcakes. Maybe in 75 years while your family
Well, it's reached that point. Much like the last time I decided to go walk up and down mountains for awhile, the idea of the freedom and simplicity
I'm going to be blatantly honest with everyone. For the last few weeks, I was strongly considering cancelling my hike. Actually, I was pretty sure I
A lot of people are going to be hiking for the first time this year. And a lot of people won't or don't know and can't imagine just what they're
Wow - we're finally only 2.5 months away. 2.5 months more of two crappy part time jobs, fake smiles, "Hi, how are you?!"s, and taking orders. Then I