Josh Wender

My name is Josh, but you can call me Der, Tweak, or Mr Khaki Pants. I'm currently working at an advertising agency, but I want go back to school for a Masters in Under Water Basket Weaving soon. I like to get outdoors as much as possible, hiking is my preference. I also enjoy food, a good book, peaking under scabs, and laughing at my own jokes. I try not to take life too seriously and collecting experiences is my main goal.

Posts

Hiking, Heat, and Hubris On The AT

Hiking, Heat, and Hubris On The AT

Three weeks after flipping from Maine back to West Virginia, Chili pepper and I have arrived in the town of Pearisburg, VA. It was a weird adjustment

Oct 1, 2016 : Josh Wender
Halfway Done With The Appalachian Trail

Halfway Done With The Appalachian Trail

What can I say about Maine that hasn't already been said? It was beautiful, awful, inspiring, depressing, humbling and agrivating all at the same

Sep 8, 2016 : Josh Wender
Dealing With The AMC Huts In The Whites

Dealing With The AMC Huts In The Whites

Before starting the trail I had never heard of the AMC, but from the moment I hit Connecticut I was constantly bombarded with reports of them being a

Aug 6, 2016 : Josh Wender
The Painfully Beautiful White Mountains

The Painfully Beautiful White Mountains

Everyone can stop freaking out now, I'm still alive. I know it hasĀ been a while since I've updated, but I've been busy with this whole hiking thing

Aug 1, 2016 : Josh Wender
Welcome To The Hotel California

Welcome To The Hotel California

A common theme I hear of past thru hikers is that they wished they slowed down on the trail, spent more days in the towns they had never been to, and

Jun 26, 2016 : Josh Wender
Appalachian Trail Luxury Items

Appalachian Trail Luxury Items

On the AT, a "luxury item" takes on a different conotation than in day to day life. Instead of a diamond ring or sports car, a luxury item out here

Jun 19, 2016 : Josh Wender
One Month On The Trail

One Month On The Trail

Trials and Tribulations Over the past 4 weeks I have either had a dead phone, or a lack of service, so getting updates posted has been

Jun 12, 2016 : Josh Wender
White blazes, And The Lack There Of

White blazes, And The Lack There Of

If you've ever walked more than 100 yards on the Appalachian Trail, chances are good that you have seen the white blazes that guide hikers

May 28, 2016 : Josh Wender
Welcome To The Good Life

Welcome To The Good Life

Here it is, my first post from the trail. Well not technically the trail. Michelle and I are currently sitting in the beautiful Burgundy Lane

May 22, 2016 : Josh Wender
The AT’s Honey-Do List

The AT’s Honey-Do List

As I sit here writing this I am a mere week away from quitting my job. I, a 26 year old kid, am only 7 days away from "retirement". However, if you

Mar 30, 2016 : Josh Wender