Hey my name is Matt Raike, and I am attempting a NOBO thru hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2022. As a type one diabetic, I look forward to the growth that the trail allows, mentally and physically. I hope to engage in better habits with my condition over the next 6 or so months. It has been a lifelong goal of mine to complete the AT and believe this is my year to do so. Follow me and my journey of highs and lows (blood sugars, emotional, and topographical).
I am as prepared as I possibly could be. I am ready to take on this challenge mentally, and physically. This is where all the research, money spent,
Not typical that a Florida shakedown is a good thing. In spite of that I use it as an opportunity to stretch my legs, get accustomed to my gear, and
Somewhat of a blunt or crude statement, but its what I live my life by. I always look for the positive in any situation, because it COULD always suck