In Summer 2015 Jessica did a thru-hike and hiked the full length of the Appalachian Trail all 2189.2 miles!
During this podcast Jessica shares with us, more about her journey, the highs, the low points, what she learned on the way and why she loves being outdoors!
If you’ve ever wanted to go on a long distance hike - take a listen to this episode to learn more!
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The Appalachian Trail
Where the idea came from
The steps she took to get to the start of the trail
Telling her friends and family about her dream to hike the Appalachian Trail
Dealing with fears
Why you sometimes have to do things on your own
Why she set her start date for March 29th
Research & planning - especially around what gear to take!
Where you can save some money on gear
What’s it like being on the start line!
Trying to figure out things as she went
Getting her trail name!
Being challenged on the trail and the hardest things she faced
Being alone on the trail and taking the time to figure things out
Money and the costs involved
Having run in’s with wildlife & dealing with bears!
Why you shouldn’t really plan your hike!
Vlogging & blogging while on the trail
What to do about water while walking
What she learnt most while on the trail
Getting to the end of the hike
Finishing the hike, dealing with the aftermath and what her next steps were
Going for the Triple Crown in hiking!
More details about her book
Read Jessica’s book! - Take A Thru-Hike: How-To Guide for Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Check out her blog - homemadewanderlust.com
Follow her on twitter @HomemadeWL
Watch her videos & subscribe to her Youtube channel here!