Hey! My name is Joe, I'm 24, and I'll be thru-hiking the AT northbound starting March 30th, 2015. I'll be going by the trail name "Psych," because I'm interested in pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology at some point post-trail, and I'm also really passionate about mental health awareness and advocacy. Among many other reasons, I will be hiking to fundraise $3 per mile for the organization HIKE for Mental Health. Along the way, I look forward to blogging here, and also on my personal blog and website to keep people updated about my fundraising efforts.
I love quotes, and always have. “Quotes” was a potential trail name I considered, before settling on “Psych” because I thought it was catchy and
The bad news is that, no, I have not discovered a new type of nut and magic source of sustenance for hiking. The good news is that my girlfriend
My girlfriend Francis and I decided it would be fun to make some videos detailing some of the questions and concerns we had before my 2015 northbound