Hey y’all! Stubbs here! I will be making my second thru-hike attempt with my husband and best friend, after a pelvic fracture forced me off trail in 2016. I made it over halfway to Boiling Springs, PA and have every intention of conquering the trail in its entirety this time if the odds are in my favor! It’s go time!
My battle with depression, hiking to heal, and hiking with a purpose.
There are numerous reasons why people quit their thru hike. Sometimes it can be prevented. Here are some reasons why people fail and how to prevent and avoid these pitfalls.
Get inspired, or get pumped about your next big hike!
A short, fun guide on how to pinch pennies during a thru hike when it comes to getting clean, food resupply, gear, shelter, and more!
A funny look at the differences between Day Hikers, Section Hikers, and Thru Hikers.
Exploring the many reasons why so many people decide to pursue a thru hike or a long distance section hike.
Some pros and cons on hiking with a companion, and how to choose a compatible hiking pal.
Some quotes to live by, to motivate, and to get your butt on the trail already!
My personal advice on how to choose and get properly fitted for footwear for a thru hike, and how to prevent and treat battered feet.
What factors make the shelters along the Appalachian Trail completely desirable... and avoidable.