Hiker Intro

WHY am I even doing this?

WHY am I even doing this?

I do not know my why.  It seems so many people know exactly why they are attempting the Pacific Crest Trail–  or any long trail for that matter. For me...

Jun 28, 2022 : Josh Barnhart
Shakedown Hikes in Review

Shakedown Hikes in Review

An overview of our 3 shakedown hikes to prepare for our big adventure!

Jun 22, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
Hayley’s Note: How We Got Here

Hayley’s Note: How We Got Here

Hayley and Eric became "AT Thru-Hiking Hayley and Eric".

Jun 21, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
17 and a Native New Yorker: How I Ended Up On the AT

17 and a Native New Yorker: How I Ended Up On the AT

Hi! I am a 17-year-old from New York City who decided in 2021 to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. I am an avid reader of philosophy, a poet, a passionate debater,...

Jun 20, 2022 : Althea Collier
Yes, We Are That Couple

Yes, We Are That Couple

Sadly, (luckily?) our free time revolves around hitting the trail. Find out how we met and what we are doing this year.

Jun 20, 2022 : Amanda Lauritsen
Colorado Trail: 5 Words, 500 Miles

Colorado Trail: 5 Words, 500 Miles

In the summer of 2020, when the world was still at a stand-still in the early months of the pandemic, I walked from Denver to Durango along the 485 mile...

Jun 15, 2022 : Isabella Zenaidah
Why I’m Hiking: Taking the Rest of the Year “Off”

Why I’m Hiking: Taking the Rest of the Year “Off”

Everything I read about tackling a thru-hike says that you have to be really clear on your 'why'. And let me tell you, I have a lot of why's: -...

Jun 9, 2022 : Jana
Hello!

Hello!

I am beyond excited to be sharing my adventures with you! My partner and I have been wading through a logistical swamp in preparation for the Great Divide Trail; Permits,...

Jun 8, 2022 : Tyler Garwood
Dreams Change as the Trails Change

Dreams Change as the Trails Change

Dreams change. When Brianna and I first hatched this plan to start thru-hiking, it was an idealistic dream of escaping what was for a journey into what could be

Jun 5, 2022 : Trunks
Little Feet, Big Dreams: Who I Am and Where I’m Going

Little Feet, Big Dreams: Who I Am and Where I’m Going

Hello world, it's me, Carly! First, a little bit about me. I've loved the outdoors since I was a little kid. I was born in Alberta, Canada, but I grew...

Jun 5, 2022 : Carly Wiechnik