Why I’m Hiking Lists

A Wild Idea: A Thru-Hike Announcement

A Wild Idea: A Thru-Hike Announcement

The more I think back, the harder it is to pinpoint exactly where this wild idea began. The Love It could've started with our move to Maine. With my early...

Jan 20, 2019 : Sean Speckin
The Initial PCT Decision: I Was On A Boat Once

The Initial PCT Decision: I Was On A Boat Once

Narrating about my life and what caused me to miss the dirt, sweat, and tears of trekking. I present the roundabout way I committed to thru-hiking the PCT   Part...

Jan 13, 2019 : KTrepp
The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

It all started with a dream. Back in September 2018 this quiet dream I’ve had for the last decade started nagging on my brain a bit. For years, I’ve had...

Jan 7, 2019 : Allie Leonard
Why I’m Thru-Hiking, Explained to My Mother

Why I’m Thru-Hiking, Explained to My Mother

It's 6:04 in the morning and I cannot sleep.  Hello and welcome to my life as a night-shift nurse.  I'm pretty sure I obtained this trait from my father, who...

Dec 23, 2018 : Elizabeth Day
Soul-Searching as I Prepare to Thru-Hike

Soul-Searching as I Prepare to Thru-Hike

The Appalachian Trail (AT) has been on my bucket list for the past few years, but things never seemed to work out to pursue this bucket list item. I’d originally...

Dec 9, 2018 : Gerard Saint-Pierre
My Trek Before the Trek

My Trek Before the Trek

Hold on; I am just over here trying to comprehend why I am doing this. Not only why I want to hike or write, but why I want to share...

Dec 2, 2018 : Megan Wilmarth
Artemis on the Trail-Picking the Start Date

Artemis on the Trail-Picking the Start Date

At the time I decided to attempt a thru-hike I was closer to my refrigerator than a trail. Picking the date for my northbound Appalachian Trail thru-hike was not easy...

Dec 1, 2018 : Michele "Artemis" Rosa
“Why I’m Hiking the PCT,” From a Girl Who Never Wanted to Hike At All

“Why I’m Hiking the PCT,” From a Girl Who Never Wanted to Hike At All

1. The Lists When I realized I wanted to thru-hike the PCT, one of the first things I did was pick up Zach is not bribing me with food to say...

Nov 30, 2018 : Tiffany Chou
Why I Am Walking 2,200 Miles in 2019

Why I Am Walking 2,200 Miles in 2019

The Appalachian Trail is more than just a physical challenge; a great majority of being a successful thru-hiker is a mental undertaking. What makes a person successfully walk 2,200 miles...

Nov 30, 2018 : Deserrae
Thru-Hiking and the Human Condition

Thru-Hiking and the Human Condition

When I started traveling it was a quest for new experiences, and to see through fresh eyes. To honor freedom, aspiration, emotion, growth, and mortality. To revel in beauty unbeknown...

Nov 21, 2018 : Leah King