Why I’m Hiking Lists

Fears, Faith, and Fun-employment While Thru Hiking

Fears, Faith, and Fun-employment While Thru Hiking

Committing to the PCT is something different than what everyone around me is doing. It seems like everything/one around me is telling me I need stability, money and a husband...

Nov 30, 2017 : Olympia
Anticipating Katahdin & introduction to US!

Anticipating Katahdin & introduction to US!

It was 2 months ago that we found ourselves saying, "I'd really like to just pack up and hike the Appalachian Trail!" #bucketlist. We looked at each other, and were...

Jun 1, 2017 : KatBird & Trail
First post from Hot Springs, NC. Better late than never right?

First post from Hot Springs, NC. Better late than never right?

I'm currently sprawled out in a super comfy bed at a B&B in Hot Springs, NC. That's right. I'm 273 miles in and just now writing my first post. It's...

Apr 25, 2017 : Madison Billingsley
Prologue

Prologue

I have thought a lot about this first entry. Like, a lot a lot. Honestly, probably a bit too much. I guess it’s much better than not thinking it through...

Mar 28, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Why are you hiking the AT?

Why are you hiking the AT?

Why? “Why are you hiking the AT? Are you doing the whole thing at once? How far is that? How long will it take you?” These are some of the most...

Feb 14, 2017 : Scuba Steve
I’m Doing This.  Here’s Why.  (Screw Baby Steps.)

I’m Doing This. Here’s Why. (Screw Baby Steps.)

Turning in My Homework I'm a good student.  A bad planner, but a good student. I've read a lot of AT books, even though I know the real education starts...

Feb 8, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
I’m Hiking For Me: 35 Days

I’m Hiking For Me: 35 Days

Hey ya'll! As many of you already know, my name is Caleb Bonner and I am thru-hiking the AT starting Feb. 25th. I just recently graduated from Western Carolina University...

Jan 20, 2017 : Caleb Bonner
Sorry Mom, I’m Going Solo

Sorry Mom, I’m Going Solo

This thru-hike is something I've been thinking about and planning and saving for for 2-3 years now. It has been in the back of my mind ever since I left...

Jan 19, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
taking on the lists: AT 2017

taking on the lists: AT 2017

While kneedeep in the prep stage for my upcoming thru-hike, I took Zach’s advice and made my own AT lists (as recommended in his book - READ IT if you haven’t...

Jan 1, 2017 : Stephanie Brummett
Because…Why not?

Because…Why not?

  I'm sure the most repetitive question prospective thru-hikers get, is simply "Why?". "Why would you leave a promising career just to walk for months on end?" "Why do you...

Dec 22, 2016 : Flagstaff