Why I’m Hiking Lists

CDT Concerns and Conundrums

CDT Concerns and Conundrums

I find myself checking the Countdown app on my phone more and more these days. The start date for my CDT thru hike attempt draws near: 73 days… 69 days…...

Mar 4, 2021 : Heidi Nisbett
Four Reasons Why I Will Thru-Hike the A.T. at Forty

Four Reasons Why I Will Thru-Hike the A.T. at Forty

Introduction As a LASHER, or long ass section hiker of the A.T, I enjoyed the amazing opportunity of hiking  from Bear Mountain, NY to Grant’s Pass in Maine during the...

Feb 20, 2021 : Heather OConnell
You’re gonna do what?

You’re gonna do what?

So why thru-hike the AT (or any long trail for that matter)? In this post, I'll share the reasons I am attempting a 2021 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I'm...

Feb 7, 2021 : Steve Monaco
Tragedy and A Renewed Sense of Why

Tragedy and A Renewed Sense of Why

This loss has given me a new mission. A new purpose, if you will, to hiking the Appalachian Trail. Now I'm hiking for Raz.

Feb 5, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
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 Howard
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