Unfiltered hiker trash of a wizened age. Enjoys life on the backroads and long walks to the doughnut shop. Fearless until a headlamp and moths are involved. A firm believer in giving back and protecting public lands from unenlightened Cretans whilst inspiring new generations of tree-hugging hominins to respect LNT principles. Full-time RVer occasionally somewhere around Buffalo, Wyoming. - Life isn’t a box of chocolates my friends, it’s beautiful colored chaos with a “Use By” date. Be fearless. Scare yourself.
There are long-distance trails on every continent except Antarctica, and not all long trails need to be over a thousand miles. In the U.S. alone, there are over 60 recognized trails between 100 - 900 miles. The number of them under 100 miles is even more plentiful. If you find your 1,000+ mile thru-hike put on hold, What alternative routes should you try?
Cancel, Continue or Change? Perhaps one of the most important factors when prepping for a thru-hike is flexibility in both body and mind. Add a global pandemic to the mix and suddenly three words become predominant forks in the road. So which path leads to success?
When a hike goes to plan, the sun is shining, birds are singing, and rainbows abound… then you wake up. Fact; Some hikes turn into massive dumpster fires. This was one such hike.
A clever Neanderthal is set to hike the Appalachian Trail in 2021. Here are her hopes, concerns, and enthusiastic solutions for anyone adventurous enough to go for it.