SOBO

Saturday Scramble into Sunday Summit

Saturday Scramble into Sunday Summit

Our first day on the trail! In true AT fashion nothing went as planned. Our official start date is Sunday, June 26th!

Jun 27, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
Gearlist – Ultralight Hikers We Are Not

Gearlist – Ultralight Hikers We Are Not

We will not be confused with an ultralight hiker and likely not even those who consider themselves to be lightweight hikers.  Our base weights are around 20 pounds.  On his...

Jun 25, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
Connecting the Dots with Mosquito Bites

Connecting the Dots with Mosquito Bites

It sucks. Going southbound sucks. Not all the time obviously, but getting thrown in to around 11 days in the wilderness is never easy. No matter how dialed, how planned,...

Jun 23, 2022 : Nash Calvin
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
Mount Katahdin and the 100 Mile Wilderness

Mount Katahdin and the 100 Mile Wilderness

Leading up to my thru-hike start date, 80% of my mind was focused on the hike up Mt. Katahdin to reach the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail (AT). Climbing...

Jun 22, 2022 : Kate Killion
It Begins, SOBO Days 1-10

It Begins, SOBO Days 1-10

Prologue 6 JUN, Millinocket: After 2 days of Amtrak sleeper car from Orlando (awesome), a night in NYC area, train to Boston where almost had a knee blown out by...

Jun 22, 2022 : Tin Man
The Hidden Support of a Solo Thru-Hike

The Hidden Support of a Solo Thru-Hike

It is less than one week until I start my SOBO thru-hike attempt of the AT. Although I am filled with excitement, I am also incredibly nervous. But I am...

Jun 22, 2022 : Drew Flickinger
Climate Change and Preparing for the PCT

Climate Change and Preparing for the PCT

Thru-hiking requires a certain type of perseverance especially as a Sobo PCT hiker. What genre of perseverance does Climate Change issues require?

Jun 22, 2022 : Hildux
Popping My “Hiking Up a Mountain with a Loaded Pack” Cherry

Popping My “Hiking Up a Mountain with a Loaded Pack” Cherry

It is just under 4 weeks until I start my through-hike attempt of the Appalachian Trail (actually 3 weeks, 5 days, 4 hours and 20 minutes at the time of...

Jun 21, 2022 : Bec on the AT
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