June 7, 2018

Nutrition is of utmost importance when thru hiking because your body begins to break down after months of rigorous exercise and limited food options. In addition, we plan to hike on a plant-based diet, but unfortunately won’t have access to much in the form of whole foods or prod...

June 6, 2018

Meeting our daily caloric needs along with keeping our pack weight as light as possible is our main focus when selecting food items for our meal plan. With the decision to do this plant-based, the planning will require some careful considerations.  Animal products keep you feelin...

June 3, 2018

“Some people think a plant-based, whole foods diet is extreme. Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.”
- Caldwell Esselstyn

Eating animals is somethin...

May 30, 2018

Where does one even begin with regards to meal planning for the AT?  I've heard tales about "hiker hunger" in which thru hikers eat everything in sight.  To hopefully avoid putting shear junk in our bodies I'd like to be as on top of our nutrition as possible!

The bigges...

May 25, 2018

One of the central questions that comes up in the planning process of a thru hike is what do I need and how do I relate or not relate to my “stuff?” What can I live without and what do I feel is a necessity versus a luxury? Who am I once I am stripped naked of all the clutter and...

May 23, 2018


We’ve been getting a lot of questions from our curiously awesome support network so I decided to consolidate some of the ones we are getting on the reg. Thank you so much for your interest in our journey y’all! :)

1. When are you leaving for the AT?

May 21, 2018

The second most crucial piece of gear needed for a 4-6 month AT thru hike is the pack you carry on your back (the most crucial gear item being footwear)! There are so many variables to consider when selecting a pack, and there is no clear-cut formula to follow as much of it is ba...

May 3, 2018

Friends and Family!  (drum roll PLEASE!) Jamie and I are embarking on a 6 month walk through the woods!  We will be hiking the Appalachian Trail flip-flop style (which means we will start at the halfway point in PA and hike NoBo to Maine, at which point we will return to the half...

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