Zach Maxon

Hi, my name is Zach Maxon! I'm an Ozark Highlands Trail thru-hiker.I'm a freelance writer for a living, and have been planning to thru-hike for years at this point. This year, I'm finally taking the plunge. Looking forward to a month with as few showers as possible.

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Failure in Some Ways, but Success in Others

Failure in Some Ways, but Success in Others

I’m going to be honest, I’ve been sitting on this post for a couple of weeks now. It’s tough to write, to say the least, and I don’t really enjoy it,

Feb 19, 2022 : Zach Maxon
My Bags Are Packed – I’m Ready to Hit the Trail

My Bags Are Packed – I’m Ready to Hit the Trail

The time has finally come for me to stop preparing and start hiking. I’m just a couple of days out from my OHT start date, and I couldn’t be more

Jan 30, 2022 : Zach Maxon
3 Things I Learned About My Food Before My Thru-Hike

3 Things I Learned About My Food Before My Thru-Hike

Food is a huge part of hiking. While I’ve never done a thru-hike, I’ve certainly done some backpacking trips that have left me with the infamous

Jan 18, 2022 : Zach Maxon
Let’s Talk About My Gear

Let’s Talk About My Gear

Okay, I’ve finally decided to sit down and talk about the gear I’ll be carrying. I’ve had to overhaul much of what I’m used to carrying, so it’s

Jan 11, 2022 : Zach Maxon
A Couple of Things I’m Nervous About

A Couple of Things I’m Nervous About

Nerves are normal before your first thru-hike, right? I certainly hope so, because as February approaches, I’m getting nervous about a couple of

Jan 6, 2022 : Zach Maxon
Howdy, I’m Zach! Let Me Introduce Myself!

Howdy, I’m Zach! Let Me Introduce Myself!

Let’s start with a fun fact: Even though I write for a living, I am really bad at writing about myself. But, rather than avoid this post altogether,

Jan 1, 2022 : Zach Maxon