2013 AT Thru Hiker AMA

>started 3/3/13 ended on approximately 8/22/13
>northbound
>I was 21 at the time
>male
>had basically zero hiking experience prior

No I will not dox myself, or give trailname

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Did you have sex with another hiker, and if so, how long did it take for him to cum?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes and actually it was a chick and we hiked together for a long time, broke up somewhere in NH, ended up finishing together (with the group of people we were with) so I could get a ride from her brother to my sisters apartment which was on the way to her brothers house which was like a 12 hour drive. Tale as old as time. But yeah I did get laid by a woman on the trail, consensually. Which is more than what 75% of single male thru hikers could say.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What was his name?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Some other moron already wrote the same joke in this thread. Stay mad kid.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >hikes the longest trail possible to brag about doing so

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Thinking this was OP’s reasoning says something about you.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ive been snowed in for the whole week and am super bored. But yeah I do love attention.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Anonyms board
      >Bragging
      Go back to reddlt. You have a mental disorder.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Go back to reddlt

        I was actually permabanned from reddit so its not an option anymore

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          dumbest website in the world

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Reddit's moderation is the worst. The MGTOW subs getting banned was the final straw for me. I deleted all of my accounts after that and only lurk a few outdoor subs now.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              MGTOW is moronic anyway

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >stop telling people about things you have done! you must be humble and never say what you have done! the less you tell people about yourself, the better!!!

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't ask you to ask me to ask you anything, so no.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How about you blow me. And no im not asking you im telling you.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No you're not you wiener fancier. You're asking people to be curious about your lame trip so that you can reminisce about being fricked by lumberjacks or whatever. But nobody cares.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah I get it nobodys asked me anything. Obviously

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hello, I also Thru Hiked in 2013, SOBO
    Still have post trail depression
    I was also quite young

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nice, thats fricking gnarly. SOBO is difficult and lonesome I imagine

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It was not too bad. It is harder to quit in Maine than Georgia. The 100 mile wilderness is actually a great training ground. The weather was nice, long days, bugs only bad at night. Much better that starting NOBO in the cold and rain. I have actually hiked the trail 2.5 times now, but only once a complete thru hike, and that SOBO hike was my favorite. Although the LASH I did in 2020 is my next favorite.

        Did you stay at the yellow deli hostel?

        I am proud to say I stopped at all the Yellow Deli Hostels, in Vermont and in VA/WV. I even went to their farm in Vermont to do a work-for-stay and drank their chocolate goat milk. I might consider joining one day to find a wife.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Did you ever stay a night at that gentleman’s home near/in gorham(?) New Hampshire which for you would have been right before the whites i think. He was the guy in a wheelchair that had seriously injured himself with a camp stove and received a settlement from diamondback or whoever was the manufacturer of that stove. I spent a night there and it was the first time being around a bunch of southbounders and they were rowdy as frick. Kept us all awake at night making all kinds of noise. It was like all they wanted to do was party. Bunch of dickheads to be honest

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The 2013 SOBO here

        Yes, you mean Chet's place? One of my favorite stops, can't beleive I was so young and happy back then. I have good memories staying at Chet's place and meeting all these NOBOs. I heard many NOBOs complaining about a group of SOBOs there the week before, I even heard they got into a fight with a NOBO. I met a cool guy there name So-Way, who I met again in 2016 and 2020 on trail.

        Yeah when i stayed there I woke up to one of their geriatric members looking under my bed while I was sleeping. My pack or any of my belongings werent under my bed so i have no clue what he was looking for. Dont think the old man had intentions of robbing me but he woke me up in the middle of the night. At breakfast I asked one of the guys who lives there if the old man had lost something and he was confused. And then they ended up giving me my money back which was so generous of them (I didnt ask for my money back, it was only $20 to spend a night there in 2013 with breakfast included)

        What I thought was suspect about that place is how they openly solicit hikers who are down on their luck to join their cult. I had a friend who was very well liked and was kind of a legend on the trail who was literally homeless and lived on the trail. When I met him he had hiked it like twice zig zagging and he was like 21, same age as me. And from what I heard when he stayed at the yellow deli they were hard selling him on joining because they knew he didnt have anywhere else to go and no prospects. Actually that dude was the only hiker that basically lived on the trail and was homeless that didnt seem like a total grifter and scumbag. I think about him sometimes and hope hes doing better and found something more productive to occupy his time. Because literally living on the AT is schitzo behavior from what ive seen.

        The young homeless hiker, by chance do you mean Cody Coyote?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >The young homeless hiker, by chance do you mean Cody Coyote?

          Yeah… whatever happened to him? Did u ever get to meet him or kno what hes up to nowadays? Wow frickin small world…

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I never met him that I know of, but heard much about him that year. From my experience on the trail in later years, if you want to reach him, your best bet might be to reach out to the Greasy Creek Friendly hostel.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That’s nice that you got laid on your through hike. I suppose a lot of women do the AT. Closest thing to that I’ve experienced was ejaculating to memory on top of a desolate 11,000ft peak in AZ. I’m an Incel btw

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >says he won't give trailname
    >already told us it was the Appalachian Trail
    What a doofus

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Trailname is a nickname youre given on the trail moron

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You have no sense of humor at all, you do

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    2023 here. Did not have sex with another hiker. Probably should have

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Did you stay at the yellow deli hostel?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No, heard a lot of weird things other hikrrs would say about it being a cult or whatever, but any hiker you talk to who actually stayed says its pretty chill. Everyone I spoke to who stayed at Standing Bear had a weird fricking story though.

        It was not too bad. It is harder to quit in Maine than Georgia. The 100 mile wilderness is actually a great training ground. The weather was nice, long days, bugs only bad at night. Much better that starting NOBO in the cold and rain. I have actually hiked the trail 2.5 times now, but only once a complete thru hike, and that SOBO hike was my favorite. Although the LASH I did in 2020 is my next favorite.

        [...]
        I am proud to say I stopped at all the Yellow Deli Hostels, in Vermont and in VA/WV. I even went to their farm in Vermont to do a work-for-stay and drank their chocolate goat milk. I might consider joining one day to find a wife.

        Got to agree - a lot of people say SOBO is harder because you hit Southern Maine and The Whites earlier, but honestly many NOBOs seemed to peak athletically around VT/NH and start getting weaker from chronic use by the time they hit the hard stuff. The only downside to SOBO is that Georgia is a bit of a miserable slog and finishing on Springer probably doesn't have quite the same impact. I thought it was funny looking south from Springer and just seeing endless more identical green mountains. Looking north from Katahdin really does look like the edge of the world

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Pic related, North of Katahdin the day I went up there

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            That’s incredible. When i summitted you couldnt see shit for visibility, which is how it is 99% of the time

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah when i stayed there I woke up to one of their geriatric members looking under my bed while I was sleeping. My pack or any of my belongings werent under my bed so i have no clue what he was looking for. Dont think the old man had intentions of robbing me but he woke me up in the middle of the night. At breakfast I asked one of the guys who lives there if the old man had lost something and he was confused. And then they ended up giving me my money back which was so generous of them (I didnt ask for my money back, it was only $20 to spend a night there in 2013 with breakfast included)

          What I thought was suspect about that place is how they openly solicit hikers who are down on their luck to join their cult. I had a friend who was very well liked and was kind of a legend on the trail who was literally homeless and lived on the trail. When I met him he had hiked it like twice zig zagging and he was like 21, same age as me. And from what I heard when he stayed at the yellow deli they were hard selling him on joining because they knew he didnt have anywhere else to go and no prospects. Actually that dude was the only hiker that basically lived on the trail and was homeless that didnt seem like a total grifter and scumbag. I think about him sometimes and hope hes doing better and found something more productive to occupy his time. Because literally living on the AT is schitzo behavior from what ive seen.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            even the outdoors has guards and rules

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >but honestly many NOBOs seemed to peak athletically around VT/NH and start getting weaker from chronic use by the time they hit the hard stuff

          Yeah by the time I was well into maine i had kinda stopped eating hiking food and was definitely at my skinniest. I had to really force myself to eat all of the trail food I had because psychologically I was so spent and I knew that it was almost over. By the time I hit the 5 month mark of hiking on the trail I had a real ‘WTF am I doing?’ Moment. Even though of course this is what I dreamed of accomplishing and had prepared for, it was really psychologically exhausting towards the end, as im sure you also experienced. But yeah in Millinocket, once I shaved my face at the hotel after we finished, I was so shocked at how gaunt I was. I think I was so malnourished I might have been burning muscle

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you're not lying you have my respect, I quit at dicks creek gap in Georgia 2017, miserable as shit not fun at all

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      70 miles. That’s more than 99.999% of this board has hiked.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah im assuming you started in the winter if you were trying to thru hike NOBO. It IS fricking miserable. Icy cold, shit tons of annoying ass people repeating dumb shit like “the worst day on the trail is better than your best day at the office” I dont blame you. I made it through the first 200 miles on pure youth, optimism and intertia. Also my home life at the time was nothing to be excited for so that was a massive influence.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why are you gay?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      genetic alterations that change the physical structure of the medial preoptic area of the hypothalamus

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Because its pure fricking gay kino

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why have a trail name in the first place, sounds pretentious as hell.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Idk it’s tradition. I know its gay

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah there's a lot of homosexual vernacular (trail magic being a big one). I think the idea behind the trail name is it allows you to adopt a new persona on the trail so that you can sort of reinvent yourself and separate from your normal social identity. People autistic enough to go on PrepHole are probably already immune to a lot of group think. Every autistic person I met seemed to act exactly how they would off trail. I hiked for a while with a guy named prophet and I bet you anything he goes on /misc/ and PrepHole. I know you're on here homosexual

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Well a lot depends on if you chose your own trailname or not. The best trailnames were names that were “anon from PrepHole” the template was: ‘your government name’ from ‘whatever city/state you’re from’

        Prophet is a super cringe trailname.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah there's a lot of homosexual vernacular (trail magic being a big one). I think the idea behind the trail name is it allows you to adopt a new persona on the trail so that you can sort of reinvent yourself and separate from your normal social identity. People autistic enough to go on PrepHole are probably already immune to a lot of group think. Every autistic person I met seemed to act exactly how they would off trail. I hiked for a while with a guy named prophet and I bet you anything he goes on /misc/ and PrepHole. I know you're on here homosexual

      Honestly you guys who are pretentious, just as much as mega-normies are pretentious.
      Trail names are fun, especially if you are an autist and can never remember peoples real names. It used to be anyways that names were earned, and not just given without meaning from birth.
      Also trail magic is an apt word.
      In fact there is a lot of magic on the trail.
      And a lot of magic in the woods, and in hiking. This magic can be interpreted differently, one way is that nature is god's creation, and so imbued with magic. What is sad is the whole world used to be magical, but we have destroyed much of it and live in our own hollow material creations.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Gayest thing ive read all day

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Seconded

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Seconded

          That's fine stay plebeian untermensch
          I'm just glad anytime I hike more than 5 miles from a trailhead I filter normies, noggers and loser like you

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I walked 2100 miles from the trailhead. I walked so far motherfrickers were speaking french. So you can run backwards through a field of dicks

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        PrepHole is extremely pretentious but they just call it “gate keeping.” Also pretty gay, like way gayer than any of the outdoor Reddit subs.

        Captcha: great KY

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have a standing rule to sabotage all trail angel shit and laugh at suppourted walkers acting like 70 miles is some kind of achievement. Take a gap year sometime.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don’t think you’ve ever hiked anywhere near 70 miles. I don’t think you’ve even stepped foot on the AT, much less damaged “trail magic.”

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        NTA but
        >thinking it's some sort of accomplishment to get to the AT, like it doesn't go through umpteen towns
        You told on yourself

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I never claimed to have hiked the AT or that it’s inaccessible. You inferred that because you’re stupid.

          I am saying you’ve never been on a long hike, but it sort of goes without saying. It’s sort of obvious.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I can't read posts, even if they're my own, and I don't know what NTA means
            Welcome newbie, you'll hate it here

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How was the culture on the trail? Do you think you'd still do it today if you had the time?

    Definitely seems like a younger man's game to be able to get that time to hike. Also, I think it's funny as frick how many people here throw shade for an actual PrepHole achievement. This board sucks ass nowadays.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The culture on the trail was that people were really into bluegrass music. At the time I didnt even know bluegrass was really a scene. But yeah I learned a lot about bluegrass on the trail, learned about a lot of bands like old crow medicine show, carolina chocolate drops, and I got to see larry Keel natural bridge in damascus VA. One of the best shows I’ve ever seen. Blue grass musicians are on another level musically.

      People thru hiking were for the most part in their early 20s or in their early 60s. I fell into the early 20s camp. Christianity was big on the trail which I at the time felt like it was my business to make it known I was an atheist/agnostic because I was an insufferable douchebag.

      A lot of veterans from all walks of life. From living comfortably, full pension, retired in their 50s, to dishonorable discharge, semi homeless and with severe PTSD.

      Demographic was 99% white. The occasional german foreigner. Apparently there was a documentary on the AT that was big in germany and so germans like to hike the trail. But you will find germans everywhere, they love to travel and their society encourages it unlike in the usa, and their jobs give them loads of paid vacation days, also unlike in the USA.

      But yeah people were generally nice and whatnot.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      > Do you think you'd still do it today if you had the time?

      No, at the moment im more interested in traveling internationally and seeing different countries and cultures. And after the trail I literally have never overnight hiked for more than two days in a row. Everybody I finshed the trail with, they caught the trail bug. Some have finished the PCT, some got jobs in the outdoors field as guides and shit like that. All of them still hike all the time in any type of weather and I admire that about them. But I dont know, I really only enjoyed doing the trail because it was something to do and life for me at the time was in a dead end. I had a meaningless job, no girlfriend, no friends because my parents just moved to a new city and I lived with my parents at the time to save money. On the AT, I had friends, saw new stuff everyday, and kind of had a girlfriend who would let me have sex with her sometimes. So it was a massive upgrade in comparison to my home life at the time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      2023 here. I have to agree with the other anon that its mostly people in transitonary stages of life, either just graduating college or retiring. Some people in their 30s who were between jobs or something. There was also a couple of actual families with young kids out there, but to be honest it usually seemed like child abuse, I don't think any of the kids seemed like they would look back on it fondly.

      About the culture, I think its sadly another part of the world getting swallowed up and homogenized. Most people used the Farout/guthooks app, which has info from every interesting point on the trail (water source, shelter) and has a comment section full of recently posted status updates. I think it took a lot from the "mystery" of it. I would say there was cell signal at camp on about 1/3rd of all nights, and if you made it a goal you could get the Gaia gps app , or just check farout to see if a camp had coverage. Some were in constant contact with their life back home, which really limits your ability to "immerse" and forget about the world off the trail. I think if you want to do the trail, you should do it sooner than later. It still has its own spirit but Im afraid every day its becoming less wild.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        > a couple of actual families with young kids out there, but to be honest it usually seemed like child abuse

        Yeah!! I saw a family like that. So fricked up. It was a single mom (no surprise there) and her son who was like ten who was not having the time of his life. The mom was a fat POS. I heard they’d gotten evicted and decided to thru hike the AT. Brilliant idea of course. The consensus of the trail was that it was child abuse. Wow I completely forgot about this lol. Fricking piece of shit selfish parents.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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