Hiker Introduction

Chapter 0: The Blacks

Chapter 0: The Blacks

—Prologue—    I’ve written 3 posts since hitting Kennedy Meadows South in late April 2022 and never truly introduced myself or my wife. We’ve simply been caught up in surviving...

Jun 27, 2022 : Wesley Black
All That Doesn’t Need to be Carried: Why I Decided to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail

All That Doesn’t Need to be Carried: Why I Decided to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail

This personal essay offers a glimpse into the quiet moments, thoughts, and reflections leading up to my 2022 Appalachian Trail thru-hike attempt. Every day, I wake up to a different...

Feb 16, 2022 : Mary
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
A Lifetime of Wanderlust

A Lifetime of Wanderlust

Everyone has that one moment that started them on the path to being who they are...

Jan 11, 2020 : Becca Mickley
From Kate Spade to Katabatic

From Kate Spade to Katabatic

Hello, The Trek! My name is Melissa. If you had told me a five years ago that I'd be planning to go live in the woods, I would have looked...

Nov 2, 2018 : Melissa
Fight Your Demons, Chase Your Dreams

Fight Your Demons, Chase Your Dreams

Hi, I'm Fernando. How does one introduce themselves to a world of strangers without it being 90 percent crap? You know, the version of themselves they want the rest of the...

Feb 16, 2018 : Fernando Rios