Hiker Intro

Let Me Take A Second To Introduce Myself

Let Me Take A Second To Introduce Myself

Hi there, my name is Kelsey Parrish and I'm hiking the Pacific Crest Trail on April 12, 2022! I was born and raised in the Midwest(Indiana) and moved to Colorado...

Apr 8, 2022 : Kelsey Parrish
How I Got Into Thru-Hiking And Why

How I Got Into Thru-Hiking And Why

Hi there, I'm Annika from Germany, and I'm 10 days away from starting my adventure on the PCT. 2,650 miles lie ahead of me along with all the untold experiences...

Mar 29, 2022 : Annika Ananias
Brain Dump Before Springer Mountain

Brain Dump Before Springer Mountain

There are few days until my partner, Ryan, and I head to Springer Mountain to start our NOBO. This will be both of our first times backpacking or attempting a...

Mar 9, 2022 : Olivia Gerstenbacher
How Many Dreams Does it Take to Make a Thru Hike a Reality?

How Many Dreams Does it Take to Make a Thru Hike a Reality?

The First TimeI first heard about the Appalachian Trail in the vaguest of ways. I was sitting in the backseat of my father's truck, and we were about three quarters...

Mar 3, 2022 : Ashley
Eastern Continental Trail: Here I Come

Eastern Continental Trail: Here I Come

Hey there Trek readers. My name is Owen and I plan to hike the Eastern Continental Trail (ECT) this year, including the AT and Florida Trail. I’ve been writing for...

Feb 14, 2022 : Owen Eigenbrot
It Just Hit Me!

It Just Hit Me!

It's real now.  Hit me this morning.  All the research, the books, the equipment, gear, and food purchased.  (To mail drop or not to mail drop?...that is the question.)  My...

Jan 14, 2022 : Rob Dippel
Hi. I am Ada Shaw.

Hi. I am Ada Shaw.

I don’t think I’ve really introduced myself yet on this platform, but I would like this page (and all visitors) to have a clear idea of who I am and...

Jun 22, 2021 : Ada Shaw
From Maine to Colorado – Thoughts Before Heading West

From Maine to Colorado – Thoughts Before Heading West

It’s a familiar feeling. The preparation stage. Logistics, excitement, nerves, butterflies, gear finalization, planning, etc.. Soon enough, I’ll be on my way to start a thru-hike of the Colorado

Jun 22, 2021 : Kaylin
Introduction and 2021 Plans

Introduction and 2021 Plans

      INTRO Let's start with the basics. My name is Chris Lovell (Hippie) and my pup is Haywood! We started hiking the Appalachian Trail back in 2018 and...

May 9, 2021 : Hippie and Haywood
Hiker Intro: How I Became a Metalhead Hiker and Why I’m Hiking The Colorado Trail/CDT

Hiker Intro: How I Became a Metalhead Hiker and Why I’m Hiking The Colorado Trail/CDT

How I became a hiker and used this hobby to turn my life around. Why hard rock and heavy metal music had an influence on my life and mentality towards...

Apr 6, 2021 : Chris