Jake Markland

Hello there! I'm Jake – a writer, reader and aspiring Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. I graduated from Appalachian State a semester early in December of 2021 so that I could finally pursue a lifelong dream of eating packaged tuna for six months and showering on an irregular basis. When not hiking, I'm either spending time with my girlfriend Katie in Charleston or staring at a book. Instagram: @jakewmarkland