PocketSnacks

Hi there! My name is Max "PocketSnacks" Hitchcock. My pronouns are they/them/theirs. After a traumatic brain injury rattled my plans to pursue a professional career, I discovered thru-hiking. I know just how deeply healing spending time in nature can be. Trail is home and thru-hiking has given me a sense of empowerment no other experience has.I have completed the Appalachian Trail (nobo 2021), The Colorado Trail (nobo 2022), and the Lone Star Hiking Trail (webo 2023).When I am not planning my next adventure you can find me hanging out with my two cats, poking about the wilderness with my partner, climbing indoor rocks, making art, or reading.I will be hiking the Ozark Highlands Trail in its entirety this April 2024.

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OHT Days 10 & 11: To Woolum and Beyond!

OHT Days 10 & 11: To Woolum and Beyond!

Day 10: April 20: Sensory Overload and A New Chapter 5:38 I wake up before my alarm, my body sending me signals I chose to ignore. I listen to a

Jun 20, 2024 : PocketSnacks
OHT: Days 8 & 9: Sand Gap General Store and The Tick Massacre

OHT: Days 8 & 9: Sand Gap General Store and The Tick Massacre

Day 8: April 18: Let's Try Town Again 5:30: My alarm goes off and neither of us are ready. We wait until 6ish to start packing for the day. I go

Jun 3, 2024 : PocketSnacks
OHT Days 4-7: 19 Mile Days, River Laundry, and Hurricane Creek

OHT Days 4-7: 19 Mile Days, River Laundry, and Hurricane Creek

Day 4: April 14: Our Hottest Day and River Laundry We wake up at 5 and are back on trail by 6. We watch the sun rise over the mountains in front of

May 23, 2024 : PocketSnacks
OHT Day 3: The Biggest Climb, Herrod’s Creek, A Boar Sighting.

OHT Day 3: The Biggest Climb, Herrod’s Creek, A Boar Sighting.

5:30- Get Ready to Climb! My alarm goes off and we begin our morning routine. We finally experience the condensation issues we heard about with the

May 19, 2024 : PocketSnacks
OHT Day 2: Starry Skies, Spirit Creek, and Fane Creek

OHT Day 2: Starry Skies, Spirit Creek, and Fane Creek

Ozark Highlands Trail: Day 2: Friday April 12, 2024 5:30- Crisp Morning My alarm goes off. I spend 15 minutes playing around on my phone taking

May 14, 2024 : PocketSnacks
OHT Day 1: An Early Rise, The Start of Trail, and Water Everywhere

OHT Day 1: An Early Rise, The Start of Trail, and Water Everywhere

Thursday April 11, 2024 04:00- An Early Rise and a Shuttle Ride We wake up to three sharp knocks on the car door. Ron, our shuttle driver, ‘got

May 9, 2024 : PocketSnacks
OHT Pre-Trail: Leaving Home, The Solar Eclipse, and Caching Our Food

OHT Pre-Trail: Leaving Home, The Solar Eclipse, and Caching Our Food

Pre-Trail Day One: Saturday April 6, 2024 I wake up, excited, and ready to go. I take my last shower in a month. We put the last remaining things in

May 8, 2024 : PocketSnacks
PocketSnacks’s Gear List

PocketSnacks’s Gear List

This is not ultralight, but it isn't heavy either. I am prepared for winter-like temperatures, lots of rain, and many water crossings.This trail

Apr 5, 2024 : PocketSnacks