Mackenzie

Hey, my name is Mackenzie but I will be going by Wilt on the trail. I am attempting (and God-willing completing) my NOBO AT thru-hike in 2018. I am thru-hiking the AT because I am thankful to be alive. My mantra for the trail is: accept the unexpected.

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Whoa, We’re Halfway There

Whoa, We’re Halfway There

As I hiked into Harpers Ferry yesterday I tried to make sense of all the emotions flooding my brain. So, as I sit in a cozy bed at my friend Peter’s

Jun 17, 2018 : Mackenzie
I Just Want to Hike All Night and Zero Every Day

I Just Want to Hike All Night and Zero Every Day

Contrary to popular belief I do not see towns as a trap; they are a major part of this experience. Sometimes I even think they are my favorite part

Jun 7, 2018 : Mackenzie
Like a Virgin Hiking for the Very First Time

Like a Virgin Hiking for the Very First Time

A lot of people would describe me as an extreme person. I don’t mean that I regularly participate in extreme activities but I have an extreme

May 27, 2018 : Mackenzie
I’m a Survivor, and I’m Gunna Make It

I’m a Survivor, and I’m Gunna Make It

Throughout my past blogs I have remained extremely optimistic and positive, which is representative of my attitude 99 percent of the time, but just

May 18, 2018 : Mackenzie
Rain, Rain, Go Away. Come Again Once I’m Through Maine.

Rain, Rain, Go Away. Come Again Once I’m Through Maine.

I would have gone crazy if I was on Noah's ark, because I was a wreck from five days of rain, let alone 40 days and 40 nights of rain. During this

May 3, 2018 : Mackenzie
I Was Born for This

I Was Born for This

Well, I did it. I made it to my one-month trail-iversary. Before embarking on this journey, I told myself that I would hike for a month no matter

Apr 22, 2018 : Mackenzie
These Days

These Days

I get a lot of questions on what a typical day on trail is like so I have decided to do a breakdown of my daily routine on trail. 7-7:45 a.m.: Wake

Apr 19, 2018 : Mackenzie
And May You Stay Forever Young

And May You Stay Forever Young

Today officially marks two weeks of trail life for me and I am celebrating with my second zero. My parents dropped me back off at Neel Gap last

Apr 4, 2018 : Mackenzie
Dreaming with my Eyes Wide Open

Dreaming with my Eyes Wide Open

Well, the adventure has started. On Thursday, March 22, my mom, dad, Aunt Steph, and I took our first steps under the stone archway at Amicalola

Mar 26, 2018 : Mackenzie
You’ve Got Questions, I’ve Got Answers

You’ve Got Questions, I’ve Got Answers

Today marks one month until I start my thru-hike. The closer it gets the more I find myself talking about it, and I have noticed a pattern of

Feb 22, 2018 : Mackenzie