My name is Forty Two. A lot of miles ago, I took a trek through the green mountains of Vermont, on a path of mud and rocks called The Long Trail. I thought I was having a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but the adventure left me bedazzled and hungry for more of this mysterious and wonderful thing called “thru-hiking.”
Five years, six treks, and 7,000-ish miles later, I’ve discovered that distance-hiking isn’t just a fascinating way to travel–it’s a fascinating way to live. The scenery is breathtaking, the physical exertion is exhilarating, and the people I meet along the way are an unmatched source of inspiration. Also, burning 5000 calories a day means I can eat endless pizza and ice cream when I’m in town. Trail life is the best life. Take a Trek.