4 thru-hikers on the 3 great long trails in the US—the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, and Continental Divide. Follow along as they collectively hike nearly 8,000 miles this summer!
"I am a 27 year old from Douglassville, Pennsylvania. I grew up camping with my family and with Boy Scouts. I love history, environmental science and maps. I am about to hike the PCT with my girlfriend Mantis! I wanted to go on another thru hike because I didn't get enough on the Appalachian Trail! I think I was bit by the thru hiking bug and I don't want to stop."
"My name is Malia, or Mantis if you know me on trail. I am an outdoor enthusiast, environmental educator, and a lifelong learner! In my opinion, one of the best places to learn is outdoors in nature. I am about to thru hike the Pacific Crest Trail; actually, by the time you read this, I will have already started! I thru -hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2022 and fell in love with trail life."
"Hi there! I'm Gretchen, AKA "Scribe", a mid-thirties vagabond from Ohio who loves personal growth audiobooks, chai tea lattes, building community to survive late stage capitalism and everything outdoors. I left my cushy corporate career in 2019 to thru hike and have never looked back. Beginning in late June, I am setting out to backpack the Continental Divide Trail, which runs approximately 3,100 miles from Canada to Mexico through the Rocky Mountains."
"My Name is Derek Tusing or Snackbar (if you’re classy) I will be attempting a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail and documenting the experience through photography and video. This is my 4th thru-hike. I love doing hard things and have always found joy in the backcountry. Community and friendships are a huge reason that I continue to choose thru-hiking."