Morgan Schmidt

Hello and welcome! The name's Morgan (they/them). I don't yet have a trail name since I'm pretty new to the backpacking world. I'm 25 and I have spent most of my time since graduating high school doing outdoor seasonal work to get me out of the Midwest. What can I say? I love the mountains. I'll be attempting a NOBO thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail starting March 2024. Those who enjoy a sense of humor, deep thoughts, and discussion of the taboo, follow along my journey as I stumble and slide my butt to Mt. Katahdin (or the next burger joint). I'll see ya there!

Posts

Methods of Motivation: Overcoming the Mental Battle

Methods of Motivation: Overcoming the Mental Battle

  As I've continued to research and prepare for my thru-hike, the one thing I fear the most is the mental battle. I've experienced several

Feb 17, 2024 : Morgan Schmidt
Are You Bringing This as Well? Here’s What’s in my Pack.

Are You Bringing This as Well? Here’s What’s in my Pack.

Trying to figure out what gear one must bring to be comfortable and successful for the next several months on trail is exciting and overwhelming.

Feb 9, 2024 : Morgan Schmidt
Why the Appalachian Trail

Why the Appalachian Trail

I feel like I can safely say that everyone here reading this has had an interview at some point in their life. As a seasonal worker, I have had my

Feb 3, 2024 : Morgan Schmidt