Why I’m Hiking Lists

Why am I putting my life on hold to hike the AT in 2021?

Why am I putting my life on hold to hike the AT in 2021?

While I was researching the various books on the AT, one stood out to me. "Appalachian Trials" by our very own Zach Davis. What makes this book stand out from...

Dec 30, 2020 : Wandering Geo
Why I am hiking the Appalachian Trail

Why I am hiking the Appalachian Trail

Why I am hiking the Appalachian Trail A Bozo (me) who got stuck near a waterfall in Washington State A cliché introduction post to start a thru hiking blog, but...

Dec 23, 2020 : David
Why are you thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Why are you thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail?

The question is the one I ask myself. "Why *are* you planning to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail??" Pretty much everyone I talk to who has actually complete a thru-hike of...

Dec 18, 2020 : pearwood
Who are Scooch and Tate?

Who are Scooch and Tate?

  The post you have been waiting so eagerly for! The post about who we are, where our trail names came from, and just random information on our thru hike!...

Dec 11, 2020 : Sarah Caldwell
An Introduction and Why I’m Hiking the Appalachian Trail

An Introduction and Why I’m Hiking the Appalachian Trail

I've hiked the Grand Canyon, throughout Coronado National Forest, through the Amazon Rainforest, and many other places. So, why a thru-hike? What am I getting from hiking, every day, for...

Dec 1, 2020 : Paul Madigosky
Why I’m Hiking – A New and Different Sun

Why I’m Hiking – A New and Different Sun

So here it is, in all its scope and glory, my attempt to tell you, the world, and I guess really myself, why I’m hiking the Appalachian Trail:

Nov 12, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
Suffer Better and a Long Trail Thru-Hike

Suffer Better and a Long Trail Thru-Hike

The woods have saved me many times over, and this time is no different. This last year has been the most turbulent, hopeful, crushing, heartbreaking, painful, and humbling experience of...

Jun 22, 2020 : Tracy (Scrappy) Buro
Canceling My Thru-Hike: A Crushing, but Correct Decision

Canceling My Thru-Hike: A Crushing, but Correct Decision

Two days ago, I made the tough decision to cancel my northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Today, I finalized that decision by canceling my car rental to Georgia and...

Mar 19, 2020 : Kelly Hodgkins
Why I’m Backpacking the John Muir Trail: 5 Antidotes to Quitting

Why I’m Backpacking the John Muir Trail: 5 Antidotes to Quitting

Why do you do the things you do? What motivates you? What do you value? I---like most people---have floated randomly through life for many years without asking these simple questions....

Mar 14, 2020 : Chad Lubinski
The Mountains Are Calling My Name

The Mountains Are Calling My Name

Upcoming april I'm going on a 2650-miles stroll, from Mexico to Canada. In my first blog I will tell you about myself and why I am attempting this insane hike,...

Mar 5, 2020 : Marijn