Hey everyone. I'm Greg "Pegleg" Simpson. My itch for backpacking started on a trip to Peru with my mom to hike the Inca Trail from Cusco to Machu Picchu. It was on that trip that I began playing around with the idea of hiking the Appalachian Trail. Fast forward four year 2012 and I'm standing on top of Katahdin about to start my SOBO thru hike of the AT and not knowing what the hell I had just gotten myself into. Upon finishing in Georgia, the idea was to begin planning for the PCT that next year. As many of us know, adulting took precedent and so here I am six years later about to embark on my second thru hike. My hope is that I can provide some sort of insight to those interested in the thru hiking culture or even inspiration those dreaming of a thru hike themselves.
During my first week on the trail, my New Year's goals have presented themselves at some point each day while walking. At the beginning of the year,
The title says it all. It is time for the ever-anticipated post where I gloat over my far lighter and superior gear choices and make you question
In my attempts to remain as present as possible for the last few months leading up to my thru-hike, I have been putting off thinking and/or talking
Phew! It's about damn time. One more month to go. One more month until I begin my second thru-hike. One more month until I realize again the true