hiker feet

How to Prepare Your Feet for a Thru-Hike

Feet are arguably the most important part of the body when it comes to hiking. Apparently, you will take 5 million steps over the course of a 2,000-mile through-hike. That’s no small feat! (Pun intended.) So here are a few things long distance hikers can do to prepare their feet for the journey ahead!

How Thru-Hiking Ruined My Life

Thanks to through-hiking, you learn that you can survive anything—as long as you believe in what you’re doing. However, if you want to be the kind of person who can keep your head down, obey authority even when you don’t agree, and “survive” a situation you don’t believe in (such as…well…mainstream society), through-hiking is NOT good training…

How to Crowdfund Your Hike

In 2016, I launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise what I needed to quit my low-paying nonprofit job and attempt a flip-flop through-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Because of the marketing work I did in advance, my campaign raised almost 20% more than my goal. Read this post to learn how you can inspire your community AND fund your dream…