Jesse Metzger

I'm an 19-year-old NOBO'er, trail named Sputnik, taking a year off before college. I've wanted to hike the AT since I was little, and, education-be-darned, I need to have my shot at it! I've been on trail since February 25th and plan to finish by the beginning of August. When not in the mountains I enjoy cooking, daydreaming about being in the mountains, whitewater kayaking, and playing intense games of Monopoly.

Posts

Signals From Sputnik: 100 Days In!

Signals From Sputnik: 100 Days In!

Who would have thought New Jersey could be so beautiful? I'm currently stretched out in a church basement hostel in Vernon, NJ, on what I just

Jun 4, 2015 : Jesse Metzger
Signals From Sputnik: Springer to Damascus

Signals From Sputnik: Springer to Damascus

Greetings from Virginia! It’s a warm, pleasant, spring afternoon here in Damascus, although showers will likely roll in later in the afternoon –

Apr 8, 2015 : Jesse Metzger
7 Things About the AT’s Past That Might Surprise You

7 Things About the AT’s Past That Might Surprise You

1) The AT was originally planned to connect a massive network of quasi-socialist utopian communities. Created in 1921 by a former Forest Service

Feb 22, 2015 : Jesse Metzger
A Thru-Hiker’s Guide to the AMC Hut System

A Thru-Hiker’s Guide to the AMC Hut System

I’m Jesse. Lakes of the Clouds Hut "croo," fall 2014 I spent this past fall working for the Appalachian Mountain Club, an organization

Feb 9, 2015 : Jesse Metzger