Howdy. I’m Backwards Hat aka Lance Ness. In 2018, I hiked over 1500 miles from Springer Mt to CT/Mass border in 90 days. This season, I'm back to finish those miles! Mt K, here I come! If you followed my journey via Instagram, then you know more about me than this blog displays. I am the worst blogger in 2018 but my IG was updated daily! Since I am off trail, I have some veteran insight while still pursuing my goal of completing the AT. Im currently living in Tucson AZ, in a 28' camper with my fiancé and our 2 rescue dogs (Carter and Ruthie). I am section hiking the Arizona Trail and other local trails in my down time.
It started with 32 of the top restaurants on the Appalachian Trail. We created a bracket-style contest, and you voted. After five rounds of
Welcome to the Finals! We have #9 Mojo’s Trailside Cafe & Coffee House facing off against #27 Bob's Dairyland. We started off with 32 of the top
Its Final Four Weekend! We started with the top 32 restaurants on the AT, seeded and created a bracket, then you voted. Each round, we narrowed the
We’ve polled thru-hikers, selected, and seeded the best restaurants on the Appalachian Trail. Winners from the first two rounds have advanced to the
Springer Fever Sweet 16 We’ve polled previous thru-hikers, selected, and seeded the best restaurants on the Appalachian Trail. Winners from the
It's Springer Fever. We've polled previous thru-hikers, selected and seeded, the Top 32 Best Restaurants on the Appalachian Trail. Now we need your
If you're getting a hitch, someone is picking you up for free. All you can offer is a thank you, a story, and a smile. Smile damn it. Tell a good story from the trail and don't forget your "Thank you".
If you were hoping for views, switchback mountain climbs, and nice outdoor camping nights, do not hike the AT. I’m amazed by the number of people who
"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." A review of my shakedown weekend.
"One thing I learned from my dogs.. it's not about the destination, rather the journey. They love car rides not because of where we are going, but simply, because they are along for the ride." This is my decision on bringing my dogs on the AT Thru Hike