The Hartleys

Hey there! We're Zach and Syd, and we are a couple of twenty-somethings that are thru-hiking NOBO on the Appalachian Trail in 2019! Backpacking has been a huge passion for us, and we can't wait to take on the trail together. We work full time as nurses, and are hoping to show all couples our strategy for backpacking as a couple, and how rewarding it can be hiking with a partner. We hope you'll follow along our journey!

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Houston, We’re Ready for Launch

Houston, We’re Ready for Launch

Did you say 30 days? It has always seemed so far away. Now all of the sudden a month is all that separates us from our first white blaze. We are

Feb 1, 2019 : The Hartleys
Ultra-Average in an Ultralight World

Ultra-Average in an Ultralight World

Being ultralight isn't for everyone. There are many reasons for wanting super-light gear. It's less weight you have to carry, takes less toll on

Nov 28, 2018 : The Hartleys
Life Is Short, Our Time Is Now

Life Is Short, Our Time Is Now

"Why would you want to sleep in a tent for six months?" Honestly, it sounds like the dream. If you love being in nature, escaping from the mundane

Nov 2, 2018 : The Hartleys