Why I’m Hiking Lists

Why I’m Hiking the PCT in 2020

Why I’m Hiking the PCT in 2020

The first question that every aspiring thru-hiker gets (usually after an uncomfortable pause) is, "Why?" So, here it is---my why. To Learn to Let Others Help I like to think...

Nov 17, 2019 : Stephanie Grace
All I Want to be Is Hiker Trash

All I Want to be Is Hiker Trash

"Promise me you won't become a pretentious thru-hiker."-My best friend Coming Out So it turns out that I want to be a pretentious thru-hiker. And I come by it honestly....

Nov 10, 2019 : Meredith Mitchell
Intentions for Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Intentions for Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Why am I thru-hiking, you ask? That's a big question.

Oct 17, 2019 : Reanna Leisure
Now Is the Time to Find Your “Because It’s There”

Now Is the Time to Find Your “Because It’s There”

"Why are you hiking the AT?" Am I prepared to answer this question a million times? I may not have a choice in the matter, but I’m definitely not prepared...

Oct 15, 2019 : Becca
Fat Chance: Why I Am Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Fat Chance: Why I Am Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Plus-size hiker shares why she's hiking Pacific Crest trail.

Oct 14, 2019 : Shannon Quadres
Hiking Home: Mental Health and Why I Hike

Hiking Home: Mental Health and Why I Hike

Bipolar Hiker finds healing and a bit of humor on trail.

Oct 3, 2019 : Shannon Quadres
A Watermelon Hiker: Pacific Crest Trail, Here I Come!

A Watermelon Hiker: Pacific Crest Trail, Here I Come!

Plus-Size novice hiker attempts Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike 2020

Sep 29, 2019 : Shannon Quadres
Walking Thru It.

Walking Thru It.

Hi, I’m Nugget! I like jammy eggs and long walks through the woods. Like, really long walks. Actually, a 2192 mile long walk where my partner, Harry, and I carry everything...

May 11, 2019 : Jessica Olin
From Kenya to Katahdin – Moving back to the US for a thru-hike of the AT

From Kenya to Katahdin – Moving back to the US for a thru-hike of the AT

Life update time, y'all. Last week my wife and I moved back to the US from Nairobi, Kenya. One month from today we will be starting out on a five...

May 11, 2019 : Rob Jr.
Caitie C’s AT 2019 vlog #1: Intro

Caitie C’s AT 2019 vlog #1: Intro

In this video I cover the first 100 miles of the AT and discuss why I am hiking. Follow my hike on

May 2, 2019 : Trek Vloggers