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.
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,
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
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
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
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
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,