Why I’m Hiking Lists

Aren’t You Scared of Being Eaten by a Bear? and other questions.

Aren’t You Scared of Being Eaten by a Bear? and other questions.

Aren't you worried about getting eaten by a bear? Mmm, sometimes but hey the way I see it I'd rather get eaten by a bear on the A.T. than die...

Nov 22, 2022 : Tim Leid
The What and the Why: Journey to the Appalachian Trail

The What and the Why: Journey to the Appalachian Trail

In more clear and concise terms... it's less of being between a rock and a hard place, and more justifying your divergent decisions to your entire world. What the hell...

Nov 21, 2022 : Meital Kupfer
8 Reasons I’m Thru-Hiking the AT in 2023

8 Reasons I’m Thru-Hiking the AT in 2023

"You're going to do what? Where? For how long? At this point in your life? Why?!" 

Nov 7, 2022 : David Firari
“Why would you do that?” -my mom

“Why would you do that?” -my mom

Hello everyone! My name is Jenna, no trail name. So I've been struggling with how to start my first blog post for a few weeks, and true to form, I'm...

Aug 11, 2022 : Jenna
Six Reasons I’m Thru-Hiking the Colorado Trail This Summer

Six Reasons I’m Thru-Hiking the Colorado Trail This Summer

After dreaming about and planning for my upcoming Colorado Trail thru-hike for the last six months, the countdown is on. I’m a mere two weeks away from my start date,...

Jul 20, 2022 : Audrey Payne
Why I Hike

Why I Hike

I hike for the accomplishment, places, people, and quiet.

Jul 8, 2022 : Amanda Lauritsen
17 and a Native New Yorker: How I Ended Up On the AT

17 and a Native New Yorker: How I Ended Up On the AT

Hi! I am a 17-year-old from New York City who decided in 2021 to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. I am an avid reader of philosophy, a poet, a passionate debater,...

Jun 20, 2022 : Althea Collier
Our Why

Our Why

Why do we want to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail? Complete with inspirational quotes.

Jun 18, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

I was almost at the top of a ridge. I picked my way over rocks. The scent of honeysuckle and wildflowers surrounded me, filled my nostrils. Buzz of bees and...

Jun 12, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Why Am I Hiking?

Why Am I Hiking?

Why am I hiking?   That is a great question. Does there have to be a reason? Can it not be said that I am doing it for the joy...

Jun 10, 2022 : Tyler Garwood