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!

Posts

Love them or hate them, you have to hike them – The Smokies

Love them or hate them, you have to hike them – The Smokies

Hey everyone! I cannot believe we have been on the trail for almost three weeks (official three week mark is tomorrow). My last post was at mile 69.6,

Mar 28th : Mischa Egolf
Week One: 7 Lessons

Week One: 7 Lessons

Well, it finally happened...we started hiking! We've been on the trail for one week now and today is the first stop in civilization. Although there ar

Mar 14th : Mischa Egolf
Final Preparations

Final Preparations

As our start date of March 8th draws increasingly near, we're continuing to check the final items off our to-do list. We both quit or jobs(!), we have

Feb 18th : Mischa Egolf
Sweating the small stuff

Sweating the small stuff

I've struggled with what to write since my last post. There's so many things I could write about, but they either seem like things that others have al

Jan 15th : Mischa Egolf
My First Hike: A Story of Failure

My First Hike: A Story of Failure

A long time ago, in a state far, far away (Star Wars, anyone?)...Caleb and I attempted our first thru-hike. It was the Knobstone Trail, the longest tr

Dec 20th : Mischa Egolf
Announcing your thru-hike…to your boss

Announcing your thru-hike…to your boss

Last week, I accomplished my first (and currently scariest) self imposed milestone of the Appalachian Trail adventure... I told my employer about my p

Nov 28th : Mischa Egolf
Hello, beautiful hiking world!

Hello, beautiful hiking world!

About me Hello Appalachian Trials world! I'm thrilled to be a part of the community. I'm Mischa. My husband Caleb and I plan to complete a NOBO thru-

Nov 10th : Mischa Egolf