If you are here I take it in some way you know me, or have heard about my goal of hiking the Appalachian Trail and are interested in it. For those who don’t know me that well, I am in my mid 20’s and have been thinking about setting out on this crazy adventure for a few years now. I have finally set myself the goal and denied any excuses I tried to tell myself as two why I should delay for another year. I am setting out at the end of March and hiking north, planning to finish all 2185 miles by the middle of September.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are you hiking alone?
– Yes I am setting out on my own for the trail head, however I expect to end up with a group of fellow hikers on the trail.
How are you getting food?
– Having enough food is one of my big concerns because its estimated that the average hiker burns about 3-4 thousand calories a day. I am not expecting to have to many problems getting food though, I will be going into a town once a week and I could make an emergency trip into town every three to four days if I am running low on food.
Are you worried you’ll get injured?
– No. I know injuries will happen, but there is no more chance of them happening on the trail then happening in everyday life. Yes there is a bigger risk being stranded in the middle of the woods when it happens, but I will deal with it if the situation occurs, I have a first aid kit and emergency whistle.
Are you taking your phone?
– Yes I will have my phone in my pack so I can stay in touch, access the internet if needed in town, and as an emergency backup (so long as I have service). But I do not intend to have it turned on most of the time. I will be taking a solar charger so I can keep it charged, but more importantly so I can charge batteries for flashlights.
Will you take a camera?
– Yes, I have a decent camera I will be taking so that I can take a piece of the trail with me, and share it on here for everyone who wants to experience this great treasure with me.