Lance Ness

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.

Posts

The Subtle Art of Successful Hitchhiking

The Subtle Art of Successful Hitchhiking

Have you passed a hitchhiker and just kept going? Did the thought of stopping, offering a ride or support ever cross your mind? Or did you have

Jan 22, 2019 : Lance Ness
It’s the AT, not a Walk in the Woods

It’s the AT, not a Walk in the Woods

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

Apr 28, 2018 : Lance Ness
Shakedown Complete, I’m Ready to Roll

Shakedown Complete, I’m Ready to Roll

 "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." - Mike Tyson A few weeks ago, I ventured out on my final shakedown. It was my chance

Feb 28, 2018 : Lance Ness
Hitting Trail Without Dogs

Hitting Trail Without Dogs

"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

Jan 10, 2018 : Lance Ness
Backwards Hat intro to the AT

Backwards Hat intro to the AT

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... until you climb into his skin and walk around in it" Harper

Jan 1, 2018 : Lance Ness