The Timing and Logistics of My Thru Hike

This post originally appeared on my Appalachian Trail Blog on thetrek.co which you can read here.  What is a thru hike you might ask? While some may not agree, I have found the definition of a thru hike to be a lose term. The definition that I tend to see used the most and the oneContinue reading “The Timing and Logistics of My Thru Hike”

Why I am walking 2,200 miles in 2019

This article originally appeared on my trail blog for The Trek which you can read here The Appalachian Trail is more than just a physical challenge, a great majority of it is actually a mental undertaking. What makes a person successfully walk 2,200 miles through the rain, over mountainous terrain, sleeping in unfordable conditions, withContinue reading “Why I am walking 2,200 miles in 2019”

Sources of information, inspiration, and motivation (to plan a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail)

This blog post originally appeared on my trail blog for The Trek which you can read here. Before hitting the trail I have asked countless questions about what I am really getting myself into. To answer this question I have done my own research on just about anything I could think of for the trail.Continue reading “Sources of information, inspiration, and motivation (to plan a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail)”

Backpacking at Zaleski State Forrest Round 2: December

This is a link to the map I am referring to throughout the post. Pictures are at the end. After two different plans to go backpacking fell through, my friend Caroline and I found three days that we could go backpacking at Zaleski State Forrest in Ohio. We knew it was going to be coldContinue reading “Backpacking at Zaleski State Forrest Round 2: December”

Data I would like to potentially collect and analyze for my AT thru hike

While I am on the AT I plan to record certain data daily so I can analyze them at the end of my hike for my own entertainment and to give other hikers information. Here are some of the things I want to track. If you have any other interesting ideas please leave them inContinue reading “Data I would like to potentially collect and analyze for my AT thru hike”

Backpacking Bucket List

This is my bucket list of some backpacking trails I would love to do. I’m slowly finding more and starting to compile a list of them along with links. If you have any suggestions especially of a good loop or shorter trail please leave a comment! Arkansas Buffalo River Trail California John Muir Trail –Continue reading “Backpacking Bucket List”

John Bryan State Park and Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve; Yellow Springs, Ohio

This weekend I went hiking at John Bryan State Park and Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs Ohio with my friend Ester. We began our hike on the Pittsburgh to Cincinnati Stagecoach trail at John Bryan which was an hour drive from Columbus. We learned that we could turn our hike into one bigContinue reading “John Bryan State Park and Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve; Yellow Springs, Ohio”

What’s in My Pack? The essential gear I bring along every backpacking trip … so far

With my upcoming trip to Shenandoah National Park this week I was inspired to make a post about what I bring in my pack. I am still a beginner backpacker, but this is the gear I am brining on this trip! Pack: Osprey Aura AG  65 … 4lbs Tent: REI camp dome 2 ( giftedContinue reading “What’s in My Pack? The essential gear I bring along every backpacking trip … so far”