Incredible 2019 Thru-Hiker Transformations Part I

Thru-hiking takes a toll on a person. Mind, body, and spirit. While the transformations of mind and spirit might be the real change after several months in the outdoors, it’s easier to see the body’s reaction to 2,000+ miles of walking. Cheers to the champions who overcame the odds and have the before-and-after photos to prove it.

Whether you’re NOBO, SOBO, flip-flopping, or completing your thru-hike after years of section hiking, we want to feature you. Send your transformation photos (preferably in before/after format) along with trail name, start date, finish date, and any other relevant info to [email protected] to be included in our roundup.

Big thanks to everyone who submitted, and to Taylor Frint for her production assistance.


Gulliver

September 28


Bambi

April 2 – October 1


Oreo


Shoobie


Lost


Mangey Karl and Game Over


MVP


Güdfind


Jandals

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Lifesaver


Starcrunch and Moss

March 4 – August 2


Fir Sure

March 11 – August 26


Botox


Cheeks


Tip Tap

“(My brother and I) both hiked solo, so the first shot in the collage was the two of us back in NZ before he took off to start the trail 11 days ahead of me, second shot was us finally reuniting in Cascade Locks having not seen each other the whole trail, final shot is us finishing together!”


Speedy Gonzales

“PCT: May 15 – Sep 17, 2019. The running shorts survived 2,650 miles.”


Tasty

 


Frodo and Manifest

March 25 – September 10. “We got engaged at the end!”


Ozy

March 29 – August 25


Aloha

March 10 – July 28


Honey and Blue

March 8 – August 26


Rocket

March 31 – September 30


2 Dinners

April 16 – October 5


Plume

April 3 – September 8


Sour Patch


Puma


Night Walker


Smiles and MilesCheck out their blog!


Exos


Lost Boy


Black Widow

“Journey of a lifetime!”


Beer and Burgers


Moron

March 30 – August 3


Scarecrow


Captain Chongo


Firefly

March 8 – September 10


Doc

March 2 – July 9


Dr. Thunder

February 24 – July 1


Turd Furgeson

January 10 – August 18


Viking

Finished September 30.


SOS (Sometimes Pronounced “Sauce”)

May 9 – October 12


Duck

April 2 – September 16


Moonshine

March 20 – July 13


Wildcard

March 19 – August 14


Trail Diva

GA-> NY  VT-> ME  VT-> NY
April 12 – October 13


 

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    emmasmith Smith : Oct 27th

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    Scott : Nov 3rd

    “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Some of these brought me to literal tears. I could feel, see, pretend to experience what they were feeling in the photos so strongly. These are each and all incredible.

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