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

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
One month of hiking: Enjoy the walk

One month of hiking: Enjoy the walk

Oh. my. goodness. We've officially been hiking for one month! Last time I posted, we were at mile ~273 and now here we are at Damascus, our fourth

Apr 9, 2016 : Mischa Egolf
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

Mar 28, 2016 : 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

Mar 14, 2016 : 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

Feb 18, 2016 : 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

Jan 15, 2016 : 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

Dec 20, 2015 : 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

Nov 28, 2015 : 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

Nov 10, 2015 : Mischa Egolf