Hannah Goodman

Hi, I'm Hannah (a.k.a. Spring). I enjoy going for long walks in the woods with my rubber duck and deciding whether my cheese is too sweaty to eat after it has sat in my pack multiple days. I am a junior in college and taking a gap semester to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. After hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2021, I absolutely fell in love with long distance backpacking and can't wait to explore another long trail.

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The (Not) NorCal Blues

The (Not) NorCal Blues

After leaving the Sierra Nevada mountains, it is known that many thru hikers struggle with the “NorCal Blues.” A time on trail when you still have

Jul 2, 2024 : Hannah Goodman
The Snowy Sierra

The Snowy Sierra

On day 54 of my thru hike I left the desert section and began the ascent into the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The terrain slowly changed from the

Jun 18, 2024 : Hannah Goodman
That’s the plan!

That’s the plan!

Whenever I pass a day hiker they ask “are you hiking all the way to Canada?” I always respond “that’s the plan!” The trail requires flexibility. By

May 12, 2024 : Hannah Goodman
The New Normal

The New Normal

Trail life has become my new normal. Waking up and boiling water for my oatmeal while still in my quilt, filtering water just to be able to drink it,

Apr 28, 2024 : Hannah Goodman
Chasing the Snow

Chasing the Snow

After a double zero waiting out a storm in Julian, I was antsy to get back on trail. When we finally got back to trail after a road walk and hitch to

Apr 8, 2024 : Hannah Goodman
My First Week on the Pacific Crest Trail

My First Week on the Pacific Crest Trail

It’s done! My first week on the Pacific Crest Trail. After months (and years) of anticipation, I have finally started my journey. As I left the

Mar 30, 2024 : Hannah Goodman
Gear changes from the AT to the PCT

Gear changes from the AT to the PCT

With less than five weeks until I start the Pacific Crest Trail, I have been dialing in my base weight*, practicing setting up my tent, and packing

Feb 18, 2024 : Hannah Goodman
Goals for Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2024

Goals for Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2024

As I have been thinking about the new year, ruminations of New Year's resolutions have been swirling around in my head. So I decided to set some

Dec 31, 2023 : Hannah Goodman
America’s National Scenic Trails: A Need For Shared Stewardship 

America’s National Scenic Trails: A Need For Shared Stewardship 

The National Scenic Trails are a network of long-distance hiking trails through some of the country’s most scenic and culturally significant

Apr 26, 2023 : Hannah Goodman
Maine, Katahdin, and the People Along the Way

Maine, Katahdin, and the People Along the Way

This blog post has been in my drafts for almost a year. Over the past year, I have spent countless hours reflecting on my thru-hike and yearning to

Jul 22, 2022 : Hannah Goodman