Jen Brown

I’m Jen! This year I’ll be hiking the Appalachian trail along with my fiancé. I am leaving my position as a software engineer to pursue my Triple Crown over the next two years. I completed the Continental Divide Trail SOBO and partly solo in 2021, and hiked the John Muir Trail plus Mt. Whitney in 2022. After living in the “real world” for a while, I am itching to return to trail. There’s nothing like being smelly, sweaty, and hungry in the backcountry! I plan on hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and earning my Triple Crown in 2025. Join me on my journey here and on Instagram and Youtube --> @jenbrownhikes

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At the Intersection of Seasons

At the Intersection of Seasons

Day 2 Start: Hawk Mountain Campground End: Gooch Mountain Shelter Miles Hiked: 8.3 Total Miles on AT: 15.7 Last night was another cold

Apr 18, 2024 : Jen Brown
Solo Hiking on the AT

Solo Hiking on the AT

Day 1 Start: Springer Mountain Shelter End: Hawk Mountain Campground   Last night was blustery cold! The wind howled all night long

Apr 17, 2024 : Jen Brown
The First Day of the Next 6 Months of My Life

The First Day of the Next 6 Months of My Life

Day 0 Miles Hiked: ~9 Miles on the AT: 0.2 Today is the day! Today we start the Appalachian Trail! I’ve been anticipating this day for

Apr 16, 2024 : Jen Brown
Four Fears on the Appalachian Trail

Four Fears on the Appalachian Trail

As trail time approaches, I’m eagerly anticipating my start date. I can’t wait to feel the breeze on my skin and the sun dance across my face as I

Mar 30, 2024 : Jen Brown
What This Appalachian Trail Time Capsule Can Teach Hikers in 2024

What This Appalachian Trail Time Capsule Can Teach Hikers in 2024

Could you imagine hiking the Appalachian Trail 40 or 50 years ago? Having only a guidebook and other hikers to serve as resources? No GPS, apps, or

Mar 23, 2024 : Jen Brown
2024 AT Gear List pt. 2 – Everything Else

2024 AT Gear List pt. 2 – Everything Else

Click the link above and to the right to check out my full gear list ^ And here’s a link to my 2024 AT Big 3 gear

Mar 16, 2024 : Jen Brown
2024 AT Gear List: The Big 3

2024 AT Gear List: The Big 3

As a thru-hiking obsessed person, I love talking about, thinking about, and learning about gear. When I was preparing for my thru-hike of the

Mar 8, 2024 : Jen Brown
Why the Appalachian Trail? Why Now? Why Not?

Why the Appalachian Trail? Why Now? Why Not?

Most of my friends and family don’t understand my love for taking long walks through the woods. And when I say long I mean months, not hours. When I

Mar 1, 2024 : Jen Brown