MAV

Hello, retired Marine Army Veteran (MAV). Yup, this is how I received my trail name. After hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2014, I just could not think of anything else to do but start a thru hiking career. I began a series of adventures that has taken me to long distance trails throughout the US and Europe. In between long distance trails, I hit the woods in my backyard, Black Hills of South Dakota.

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How Do I Prepare For Thru Hikes?

How Do I Prepare For Thru Hikes?

I am planning an ambitious 2022 adventure by hiking a total of 6 trails totaling 4000 miles.  How does a hiker plan such a large extravagant trip? It

Jan 22, 2022 : MAV
What I Have Learned To Improve My Thru-Hiking

What I Have Learned To Improve My Thru-Hiking

I do feel pretty confident about starting the Pacific Crest Trail, mostly because I am doing smaller trails beforehand to dial in my gear as well as

Jan 11, 2022 : MAV
An Introduction to a Marine Army Veteran (MAV)

An Introduction to a Marine Army Veteran (MAV)

Hello!  I am Jason "MAV" Brocar.  Excited to be a blogger for The Trek this 2022 thru hiking season.  I grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota and have

Jan 6, 2022 : MAV