Why I’m Hiking Lists

Life Is Short, Our Time Is Now

Life Is Short, Our Time Is Now

"Why would you want to sleep in a tent for six months?" Honestly, it sounds like the dream. If you love being in nature, escaping from the mundane workplace, and...

Nov 2, 2018 : HikingWithTheHartleys
Why I Will Tackle the Appalachian Trail

Why I Will Tackle the Appalachian Trail

In 2019, I intend to spend six months hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. 2,200+ miles. A life-changing event. All that sounds far more grand than the daily reality...

Oct 21, 2018 : Katharine
Why I’m Hiking 1,000 Miles of the Pacific Crest Trail

Why I’m Hiking 1,000 Miles of the Pacific Crest Trail

Very soon, I’ll stand at the start of a far-fetched dream. The plan is to walk the Pacific Crest Trail from the Oregon/California border up to Canada, 1,000 miles on...

Jul 17, 2018 : Heather Pearson
How I’m Prepping for the Appalachian Trail

How I’m Prepping for the Appalachian Trail

In T-minus one month (30 days) I will be embarking on my thru-hike! I get antsy whenever I see new blog posts and Instagrams from people already on the trail....

Jun 7, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
Hiking SOBO and Meeting the Crowd Head-On

Hiking SOBO and Meeting the Crowd Head-On

“Why are you hiking the AT?” The question of all questions, am I right? There have been many different answers I’ve heard, but there have also been times when people...

May 23, 2018 : tori ann
How ‘Glorified Walking’ led to my Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Attempt

How ‘Glorified Walking’ led to my Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Attempt

Five years ago my family was set for a trip to the Smoky Mountains. We had a whole week planned to camp and hike and explore a new (to us)...

May 20, 2018 : Allison DiVerde
Decision Time

Decision Time

A couple months ago I went to visit a close friend in Massachusetts and we walked around Walden Pond where Henry Thoreau wrote Walden; or Life in the Woods. I...

Apr 29, 2018 : Corey Schaffer
The Whys of My PCT Thru-Hike

The Whys of My PCT Thru-Hike

In my attempts to remain as present as possible for the last few months leading up to my thru-hike, I have been putting off thinking and/or talking about the reasons...

Apr 13, 2018 : Greg Simpson
Our “Why”

Our “Why”

We are now at less than one month until we start our flip-flop thru hike. Reality is starting to set in. We alternate from being incredibly excited to queasy with...

Apr 13, 2018 : AJ
Hey, Ya’ll : What I’ve Been up to, Why I’m Hiking the PCT

Hey, Ya’ll : What I’ve Been up to, Why I’m Hiking the PCT

Why I hiked the Appalachian Trail:            Every thru-hiker gets the question “Why are you hiking the (insert trail name here)?” Perhaps this inquiry is easier for some and more difficult...

Apr 9, 2018 : Peanut