Jeremy Gottschalk

Jeremy G is a military veteran and enthusiastic hiker. Starting in Hawaii, Jeremy began the Barefoot Hikers, a social group aimed at trail restoration, history and conservation while building friendships. With some 300 hike events over nine years, the group reached 17,000 Barefoot Hikers without injury or fatalities (very rare in Hawaii). In 2016, Jeremy transitioned into the civilian world with hopes of continuing his hobby as more of a lifestyle. He set out to cover two of the National Scenic Trails, AT and the FNST. Follow along with the OG Hawaii 'Barefoot Hiker' as he attempts the AT!

Posts

AMC and My Experience in The Whites

AMC and My Experience in The Whites

A New Kind of Beautiful Trail Feed Me! Leftovers holds an unpleasant, almost peasant, vernacular, but the food is cooked, prepared and delicious.

Sep 20, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Irma Affects Home, Crossing Into New Hampshire, Mile 1800

Irma Affects Home, Crossing Into New Hampshire, Mile 1800

  NOBOs and Tough Times Making (S)miles Northbound bubbles have been springing up everywhere as town hubs and shelters are continuing

Sep 17, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Storms Pass – Leaving Vermont

Storms Pass – Leaving Vermont

Barefoot on the left. After snooping a bit, I was able to find baby photos I had not seen in decades. My family as a whole became as much

Sep 8, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Well, I’m Not Dead Yet

Well, I’m Not Dead Yet

On to Massachusetts!

Aug 19, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
As Much A Mental Hike

As Much A Mental Hike

Pictured: Abscess on a thru-hiker's knee.He continued hiking.The Strongest Think They Are StrongThru-hiking wasn't something I felt

Aug 8, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Hike and Swipe: What is Cyber Blazing?

Hike and Swipe: What is Cyber Blazing?

I've exited the hardest section of the "first state" of the Appalachian Trail. As I continue through New Jersey, I felt the need to

Aug 5, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Putting this Gingerly: What’s With All of the Redheads on the AT?

Putting this Gingerly: What’s With All of the Redheads on the AT?

It certainly isn't soul searching. This year, I've heard the same remarks from hostel owners, hotels and trail angels. "There are so many of you

Jul 29, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Pine Grove Furnace, A Tiny Trail Angel, and Enjoying Southern PA

Pine Grove Furnace, A Tiny Trail Angel, and Enjoying Southern PA

Hi Gina, I told you there would be a blog about our adventure and your being such a cool trail angel. As we walked past the 1100-mile marker, the day

Jul 26, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Crossing to PA : Last One Wins

Crossing to PA : Last One Wins

Barefoot is still here. And still moving. I've regrouped with part of my tramily as "Bags" has managed to catch up to me. He'd been away at a

Jul 19, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Cue Vanessa Carlton – 1000 Miles and Harper’s Ferry

Cue Vanessa Carlton – 1000 Miles and Harper’s Ferry

Dear Diary,  I may have gone a little mad from the Rollercoaster. Who thought that was a good idea?  The black dot is a bear. I was FAR

Jul 14, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk