How much does it cost to thru hike (specifically the Florida Trail)?

People who are interested in doing a thru hike themselves are often curious about the cost of taking on such an endeavor. It can be a hard thing to gauge at first. Truly it comes down to the fact that the money spent preparing for and executing an outdoor adventure will vary drastically from person … Continue reading How much does it cost to thru hike (specifically the Florida Trail)?

From Manicured Metrosexual to Hairy Hiker: How Thru Hiking Transformed Me

In 2012, I had been working as a successful cosmetologist in a men's salon for six years. I was in demand, making good money, but something was missing. I was 30 and was creating the life I saw in catalogs and fashion magazines, fully embracing and profiting from the “Metrosexual” movement that was in vogue … Continue reading From Manicured Metrosexual to Hairy Hiker: How Thru Hiking Transformed Me