I’m hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2020

Special Announcement! Corona Virus Update

Update: Because of the Corona Virus, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has recommended that no one start the trail at this time and anyone on the trail should get off the trail to protect all the small towns near the trail. I delayed my start until almost the end of May and will see what the ATC recommends at that time. Stay tuned. In the meantime, I continue to post new videos with thoughts and gear information. Thank you for following me.

I have decided to have the trip of a lifetime; I’m going to through hike the entire Appalachian Trail beginning in March 2020

it is over 2,192 miles long stretching through 14 states from Springer Mountain in Georgia to the top of Mt. Katahdin in Maine. It will take 5,000,000 steps and I’ll go through 6 pairs of trail runner shoes.

I will be VLOGGING the entire hike on YouTube. Please subscribe to my channel and view various gear and hiking videos. If you click the little bell on a video page and then select All Videos, you will be notified when I post new videos. My channel is JLDRDOTCOM and is located here: https://www.youtube.com/user/jldrdotcom

What do you carry in your backpack to survive for months on a backpacking hike? Click on the picture below to watch my video on all the gear I am taking.

I also created a Gear page of gear i will be taking on the AT. You can find the Backpacking Gear page. Also, I am sponsoring an organization called PAWS during my thru-hike.  You can read about them on my Backpacking Gear page.

Finally, if you would like to help support or sponsor my thru-hike, I would certainly appreciate a donation. There are two ways to help: Give a one-time donation HERE or you can select a recurring sponsorship donation HERE

Guess what? There are tons of Privy’s / Outhouses so you know I’ll be featuring lots of them in my VLogs.

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