Why I’m Hiking Lists

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
The Pacific Northwest Trail and Why I Chose It for My First Thru-Hiking Experience

The Pacific Northwest Trail and Why I Chose It for My First Thru-Hiking Experience

The Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT) is one of the youngest National Scenic Trails in the US, designated in 2009. The 1,200-mile trail roughly follows the Canadian border from the Continental...

Apr 25, 2019 : Marte Conradi
Reattempting a Thru-Hike

Reattempting a Thru-Hike

In 2018 I started a thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail. I walked 1,020 miles and then decided to stop. A year later, in 2019, I'm starting a thru-hike of...

Apr 18, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Self-Worth, Serenity, and a Celebration of Life; Why I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Self-Worth, Serenity, and a Celebration of Life; Why I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Because I’m worth it. When I take those first steps it will be as a proud, strong, happy, healthy, sober, gay man. I’ll have a support system of people I...

Apr 7, 2019 : Matthew
What’s Your Motivation?

What’s Your Motivation?

A thru-hikers first step should not be on the trail but in the head, determining his or her motivation for taking the journey. It is claimed that every story, even...

Apr 5, 2019 : Kevan Kerr
Why I’m Leaving Everything Behind in One Month

Why I’m Leaving Everything Behind in One Month

I’ve had this crazy plan for a couple of years now: to walk the Appalachian Trail in its entirety. Over the course of that time, I’ve identified some of my...

Mar 30, 2019 : Kadi Hirth
Chemical Engineer Turned Hiker Trash

Chemical Engineer Turned Hiker Trash

I remember crying when I finished Pacific Crest Trials on the plane ride home from Iceland back in September. I cried because I was still so conflicted about whether I...

Mar 28, 2019 : Liz Archibald
The Hike Before the Hike: The Journey to Springer

The Hike Before the Hike: The Journey to Springer

With only one week until I set foot on the Appalachian Trail it is fair to say that I have had months to prepare. At times I do feel well...

Mar 24, 2019 : Aidan Tierney