I'm a 2014 thru hiker trying to figure out how to navigate the real world from a fresh pair of eyes. I only planned on hiking from Springer Mountain to Harpers Ferry, but was still having a blast and decided to keep hiking. I learned what it meant to be a thru hiker on the fly and it was the best choice I ever made. I live very close to Harpers Ferry and am lucky to have the trail right in my backyard.
Hiking the Appalachian Trail is expensive for even the most frugal hiker, so picking the best hotels and hostels to spend money on is important.
Before I left to thru-hike the trail, countless people told me different renditions of “I wish I could do something like that” or “I almost hiked it
It’s been three weeks since I summited Katahdin. These 21 days have been a whirlwind of emotions and I think I’ve been pretty numb to a majority of