I am a 2017 Appalachian Trail thru hiker. My hike may have spilled into 2018, but I'm not ashamed. Post hike, I am working on my 900 miler badge for the Smokies, planning my next adventure, and growing my fiery red beard back to its thru hiker glory.
Exploring the backcountry with technology in tow can be a great way to share our adventures with loved ones at home. However, there are many reasons why hikers should disconnect from their phones while hiking, as well.