Meet Your 2012 Appalachian Trail Bloggers

Last year, I had a ton of fun sharing my Appalachian Trail thru-hike experience with you guys, and as much as I’d like to replicate that again in 2012, I have been struck with this bitter disease known as employment.

(Just kidding, I like my job, almost as much as I dislike living at home.)

So, I instead reached out to a couple of other 2012 thru-hikers to fill that void for us.

The first 2012 Appalachian Trials Blog Blogger (catchy, isn’t it?) is Jake Russell.  I first fell upon Jake’s website a month or so ago and was drawn to his goofiness and concise writing style.  Until he gets a real trail name, I will call him Young Badger.

The second 2012 Appalachian Trials Blog Blogger is Joe Jimenez.  You probably already know Joe, as he was the winner of the 2012 Badger Sponsorship (with 452 Facebook likes Joe, is the most popular person I know).  I’ve gotten the chance to chat with him a couple times already.  He’s a real good guy and is hiking the trail for a worthy cause (explained below).  You should check out Joe’s fund raising page and help him out if you can.

Jake and Joe will be sharing their journeys here on the Appalachian Trials Blog, so I thought we should take time to get to know each other a little better.  I asked each of the guys to provide a brief intro video.  They obliged. 

Without further ado, meet…

Jake Russell


Joseph Jimenez


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