Hiker Intro

I Dropped Out of College to Hike the PCT

I Dropped Out of College to Hike the PCT

Hey everyone! My name is Caroline - trail name Lone Wolf - and I’m a little late to the blogging game on The Trek. I started my PCT thru hike...

Jun 9, 2017 : Caroline Tillman
Hola!

Hola!

My name is Megan- this is my first entry on Trek.  I would like to introduce myself without boring you, and hope that you will check back as I update...

Jun 6, 2017 : Megan Landstine
Anticipating Katahdin & introduction to US!

Anticipating Katahdin & introduction to US!

It was 2 months ago that we found ourselves saying, "I'd really like to just pack up and hike the Appalachian Trail!" #bucketlist. We looked at each other, and were...

Jun 1, 2017 : KatBird & Trail
A 10 Year Dream: Why I’m Hiking the AT

A 10 Year Dream: Why I’m Hiking the AT

When I was young, I remember my mom telling stories of her great post-graduate adventure through a mountain range out east called the Appalachians. 10 year-old me loved listening to...

May 31, 2017 : Keckeley Habel
An Eagle’s Trail to Mount Katahdin

An Eagle’s Trail to Mount Katahdin

An Early Beginning My trail to Katahdin began on a hobby farm in west Michigan before the common advent of such things as cell phones, handheld video games, or personal computers...

May 19, 2017 : Collin McCullick
Part One:  The Mind

Part One: The Mind

Sitting on the couch in the break room at REI a couple weeks ago I took my shoes off, threw my feet over the back of the couch to elevate...

May 19, 2017 : Danielle OFarrell
Good Evening, and Welcome: A ME-GA Introduction

Good Evening, and Welcome: A ME-GA Introduction

A Brief Overture For the past two years of my life, I've had a polyamorous relationship with magic and monotony. In the bio section of this page, I believe I refer to my...

May 1, 2017 : LilyMG
Hiker Introduction: Levrier

Hiker Introduction: Levrier

Hello all, It seems we're supposed to introduce ourselves to the general audience, so as you read of our quests, you actually know something about how they started. This seems...

Apr 29, 2017 : Steven
Sometimes, You Have to Pack your Fears

Sometimes, You Have to Pack your Fears

In one month, I will be leaving Harper’s Ferry, WV to begin my (flip flop) thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. You know that feeling when a phrase seems to catch...

Apr 12, 2017 : Carly Wright
You Don’t Have To Become A Thru-Hiker To Become A Backpacker

You Don’t Have To Become A Thru-Hiker To Become A Backpacker

If you're reading this, you might not be a thru-hiker. In fact, you might not be a backpacker at all. But that doesn't mean that you can't learn to be...

Apr 10, 2017 : Dragin