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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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
Look, I don’t worry now, I’m excited too.

Look, I don’t worry now, I’m excited too.

Last blog I laid out my fears so I could attempt to start addressing them. Since then I’ve realized that my preparation exceeds my fear and I will

Jan 8, 2018 : Mackenzie
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but fear will never stop me.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but fear will never stop me.

I start hiking in 100 days. The days seem to be slipping away and soon enough I will wake up and it will be March 22nd. I've mostly feel excitement

Dec 12, 2017 : Mackenzie
Baby you got the gear, now shut up and hike.

Baby you got the gear, now shut up and hike.

I guess I should start this blog with who I am. My name is Mackenzie and I grew up in a small, rural town in New Jersey only 25 minutes from the

Nov 27, 2017 : Mackenzie