Jeff Santos

Hi. I´m Jeff Santos. I´m from Brazil. When I was a kid I had to walk a league to visit my grandma. A league is around 3.5 miles. I was 7 years old. She lived in a village called Boavista. It´s nice view in Portuguese. That´s what I expected during my thru-hike: nice views. If you don´t speak Portuguese you can use Google Translator to read more at www.longadistancia.com . If you prefer pictures and videos, follow me on Instagram or YouTube. Cheers.

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Goodbye Virginia. It was lovely.

Goodbye Virginia. It was lovely.

I crossed the TN-VA border a week before Trail Days. My plan was to get to Damascus, take a zero, hike for three or four days and get back to the

Jun 21, 2017 : Jeff Santos
Thirty Days. Ten Lessons.

Thirty Days. Ten Lessons.

Thirty days and I've made it to Damascus, VA. It seems that I've been hiking for a whole life. I've seen and learned so many things in the last

May 15, 2017 : Jeff Santos
Another day, another state

Another day, another state

Hello North Carolina! Home of one of my favourite bands of all time (that's Superchunk, of course).  One week hiking, 100-mile mark is behind me, so

Apr 22, 2017 : Jeff Santos
Five things that I’ve learned

Five things that I’ve learned

It's been great so far. I'm at Top of Georgia right now. I've done the Approach Trail plus 69 miles from the AT in five days. Yeap. 15 miles a day.

Apr 19, 2017 : Jeff Santos
My thru-hike almost ended before I started

My thru-hike almost ended before I started

"Next!" That was me. It was 4:30 in the morning and I was at the customs in the Miami International Airport. I was tired after 8 hours flying from

Apr 13, 2017 : Jeff Santos
The Appalachian Trail is harder to some people. This is why.

The Appalachian Trail is harder to some people. This is why.

This is how it´s going to be: today I´ll take an 8 hour flight from my city - Belo Horizonte, in the Southeast of Brazil - to Miami. From there

Apr 10, 2017 : Jeff Santos