The Hiker Yearbook. The Hiker Yearbook is a photographic record of individual Appalachian Trail hikers. Power system analysis software. Your book will include nearly 1,900 quality headshots of fellow hikers, profiles of unique hikers, trail angels, A.T. Clubs and organizations, and a one-or-a-kind hiker directory with so much more. On April 21, 2018, I set out on a thru-hike of the 2,189 mile Appalachian Trail. This is the 1st video about my journey. It covers Days 0-1 and mikes -8.8 to.
- The odds are stacked 6 to 1 against you, and everyone knows it. Follow the journey of Matheson, a 21-year-old New Zealander as he hikes the 2200 Miles of App.
- “The Appalachian Trail wouldn’t be what it is today without Miss Janet,” wrote the author of Where’s the Next Shelter?, Gary Sizer, on the long-distance thru-hiking blog The Trek. Hensley is a legend—what members of the community call a trail angel. But since 2018 Hensley has quietly been considering stepping back.
This year we have 3 big changes for our Appalachian Trail 2018 Thru Hike.
Oldest Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker
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We are changing up our nutrition! No more Honey Buns and Snickers… ok, ok, we’ll probably have a few of those, but they won’t make up our entire diet. This year we are focused on eating as many whole, nutritious and mainly plant based meals that we can. Plus, for the first month on trail we are sending ourselves mail drops so we don’t have worry about grocery shopping.
Next, we are going ultra-lightweight with our gear. In 2016, we both started with base weights around 20 lbs. For 2018, we have our base weights dialed in at sub 12 lbs! No, your gear doesn’t get you to Katahdin, but less weight means faster hiking and easier recovery.
Lastly, we are changing up our mentalities. In 2016, we mostly saw the trail as a big 6 month vacation. Towards the end, we were “vacationing” more and more in our mindset. We ultimately had to get off trail for other reasons, but we want this year to be more focused on getting to Katahdin by treating it as a) a job we applied for and got, so we gotta give it our best and b) by listening more to our bodies each day to make sure we are focused on what we need to do to be successful at reaching Katahdin. Crummy days are going to happen, but we’re keeping our eyes on the prize.