Hello, I am an aspiring thru-hiker of the Appalachian Trail in 2018. I am from Ohio but I have hopes to move out west to become a backcountry guide one day. I am always ready to tackle new trails and my dog, Tucker, is always close behind. My primary social media account is @mtn.seeker on Instagram. Follow me along on my journey to Maine!
To many people, a gear list is just a compiling list of equipment, but to a hiker these lists are a big personal victory. I understand that a gear list post is the most unoriginal subject matter for a backpacking website, however, it is almost obligatory. Although it is repetitive, I do find it to be helpful to others wanting to dial in their pack or getting into backpacking in general.
Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail at any age is a huge undertaking. Aspiring thru-hikers and past 2,000 milers will contest to that. What makes an 18 year old girl strap on a backpack in Georgia and hike to Maine? Follow along with me on this journey to find out.