What I’m Giving Up to Hike the PCT

When choosing any path in life, what you are actually choosing is how you are willing to struggle. Without struggle, you couldn’t fully appreciate the beauty of every little victory you experience along the way. So here’s to ritualizing our reverence for the good things we are about to give up for the great things we are about to gain.

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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 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…