Mischa Egolf

Hi! My name is Mischa (pronounced like fish-a with a M), but my trail name is Tripwire. I completed a NOBO through-hike in 2016 with my adventuring partner Caleb (aka Limbo). Even though I've conquered the AT, I plan to continue adventuring and sharing my thoughts on the wonderful world of hiking. Thanks for reading!

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Number Crunching: Thru-Hike Budget Breakdown (Part 2!)

Number Crunching: Thru-Hike Budget Breakdown (Part 2!)

Do you love numbers, charts, and explanations of things? Do you aspire to take detailed data about your thru-hike and mine it for gems of

Jan 31, 2017 : Mischa Egolf
Number Crunching: Thru-Hike Budget Breakdown

Number Crunching: Thru-Hike Budget Breakdown

Most people can agree that a thru-hike is an adventure to remember. Even  though it's just walking through the woods everyday, it is a transformative

Jan 6, 2017 : Mischa Egolf
My recipe for combating the post-trail blues

My recipe for combating the post-trail blues

It is absolutely surreal to me that it has been over three months since I finished hiking the Appalachian Trail. It feels like I went from moving at

Nov 4, 2016 : Mischa Egolf
The good, the bad, and the “meh”: post trail gear thoughts

The good, the bad, and the “meh”: post trail gear thoughts

Limbo and I have been off the trail for over a month, which is hard to believe. We're slowly adjusting to "normal" life, although it hasn't been very

Sep 19, 2016 : Mischa Egolf
Saying goodbye to the trail

Saying goodbye to the trail

I've been putting off writing this post. This is the post where I tell everyone what it was like to finish the Appalachian Trail. Not to spoil the

Aug 12, 2016 : Mischa Egolf
Maine: the end is near

Maine: the end is near

This is probably my last post before finishing the trail. Sounds weird to say that, but we're less than 200 miles from the finish line and heading

Jul 16, 2016 : Mischa Egolf
1,800 miles in, still figuring it out

1,800 miles in, still figuring it out

A few days ago, something weird happened...we entered New Hampshire. How is it possible that we have already made it to the second to last state? It

Jun 30, 2016 : Mischa Egolf
A new and improved formula

A new and improved formula

Before we started the trail, we thought we had a plan, a formula if you will, for success. We told everyone we planned to complete the hike in about

Jun 15, 2016 : Mischa Egolf
Pennsylvania: Testing my mettle

Pennsylvania: Testing my mettle

I believe an apology is in order. I haven't posted in a month! How has a month already gone by? Probably because walking in the woods every day gives

May 24, 2016 : Mischa Egolf
The tale of two trail names

The tale of two trail names

First things first, an important announcement - it's not cold any more! Spring has officially arrived and I am so happy to not be freezing all the

Apr 24, 2016 : Mischa Egolf