Ryan Gallagher

Howdy! My name is Ryan, and I'm a life-long Texan based out of Austin. I first moved here to attend The University of Texas (Hook 'em Horns!), and ended up falling in love with the city. On week days, I'm a geographer, but on evenings and weekends I'm a runner, cyclist, and backpacker. Growing up in Scouts, the AT has been on my radar ever since I first learned about it at Northern Tier, and I've been wanting to hike it ever since. As luck would have it, the end of my lease lined up perfectly with NOBO starting season! So in March of 2023, I'll be selling most of my belongings, buying a one way ticket to Amicalola Falls State Park, and hiking the AT NOBO all the way to Mt. Katahdin!

Posts

Feasts, Felines, and Formidable Climbs in Northern VA on the AT

Feasts, Felines, and Formidable Climbs in Northern VA on the AT

As a foreword, I wrote all of these journal entries at the time they took place on trail, but I fell behind on keeping up with the blog. The date

Oct 11, 2023 : Ryan Gallagher
Days 42 to 49 of my 2023 AT Nobo Thru-Hike

Days 42 to 49 of my 2023 AT Nobo Thru-Hike

As a foreword, I wrote all of these journal entries at the time they took place on trail, but I fell behind on keeping up with the blog. The date

Aug 18, 2023 : Ryan Gallagher
Days 35 to 41 of my 2023 AT Nobo Thru-Hike

Days 35 to 41 of my 2023 AT Nobo Thru-Hike

Day 35 Ponies! We got a late start today due to the cold and lingering heavy rain from the previous day. Eventually, Anna built up the courage to

Jun 14, 2023 : Ryan Gallagher
Days 28 to 34 of my 2023 AT Nobo Thru-Hike

Days 28 to 34 of my 2023 AT Nobo Thru-Hike

Day 28 Hood on and buttoned to keep my hat on my head in the high winds We started the day at Clyde Smith shelter before doing what essentially

Jun 1, 2023 : Ryan Gallagher
Days 21 to 27 of my 2023 AT Nobo Thru-Hike

Days 21 to 27 of my 2023 AT Nobo Thru-Hike

Day 21 A fun, live bait vending machine I saw in Hot Springs (I didn’t take many pictures…) I woke up incredibly tired today after a crazy

May 5, 2023 : Ryan Gallagher
Days 14 to 20 of my 2023 AT Nobo Thru-Hike

Days 14 to 20 of my 2023 AT Nobo Thru-Hike

Day 14 Taco party with the taco family at Fontana Dam Shelter Excellent day! Woke up today to clear cool weather, and immediately hit the trail

Apr 28, 2023 : Ryan Gallagher
Days 7 to 13 of my 2023 AT Nobo Thru-Hike

Days 7 to 13 of my 2023 AT Nobo Thru-Hike

Day 7We made it to North Carolina! It was honestly a fairly easy day, as we only hiked 13ish miles to Standing Indian shelter. Lots of climbing,

Apr 6, 2023 : Ryan Gallagher
Days 0 to 6 on my Thru-Hike of the AT

Days 0 to 6 on my Thru-Hike of the AT

Blogger Ryan details his first week on the Appalachian Trail as a thru-hiker.

Mar 15, 2023 : Ryan Gallagher
Runs N’ Poses – Training for My 2023 AT Thru-hike

Runs N’ Poses – Training for My 2023 AT Thru-hike

Blogger Ryan details how he has trained for his upcoming thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.

Mar 1, 2023 : Ryan Gallagher
Gears for Fears – My A.T. 2023 Gear List

Gears for Fears – My A.T. 2023 Gear List

Trek Blogger Ryan Gallagher outlines what gear he has chosen to take along on his 2023 Appalachian Trail thru-hike.

Feb 5, 2023 : Ryan Gallagher