Hey Jessica! Love your videos! My husband and I would give anything to do what you are doing…but, how do you get the funds to do that? So how do you afford not having a job? Hey Amber! Good question and I aim to do a video on this before long.
I essentially have several income trickles and I live below my means. I do still work part-time between trails. I live a very simple, non-fancy life. Again, I will go into more of this on an upcoming video!
Thanks so much for the feedback! You are very open and honest which is very refreshing:- I look forward to all of you videos and really appreciate them more than you know. Have an amazing New Year! Thank you so much for watching! I actually recently made a video on this topic:.
Jessica, I live in Alabama. Have you ever hiked the Pinhoti? What are your favorite trails in Alabama? Did you do any preparing before your adventure? I did not do any prepping other than day hikes. But, I would recommend it just because it will help you feel more confident in your abilities when you get out there. The amount of food will depend on how far away each town is. I never carried more than 7 days of food.
Usually closer to Thank you for following along and let me know if you have any more questions! Hi Jessica, Thanks for posting the videos of your hike. You did a very good job, and provide great detail. Your gear video is very informative, and I plan to review it with my daughter, Joy, who has been bitten by the AT Hiking bug. We did a few hikes around Grafton Notch, Maine last year we live in South Paris, Maine , and she fell in love with hiking.
I now have a new hiking partner. Thanks again for sharing your information. Regards, Gary F. Hey there, Stover! You can absolutely choose your own name. And what a wonderful way to honor your son. Thank you for reminding me that I never posted my list! I will get on that immediately.
Thank you for visiting the blog and vlog. If you have any questions, let me know! Have you ever thought about doing the NCT? We are just getting i to hiking and live in Michigan and are going to do part of it next summer. The UP part of it is beautiful! I really enjoyed following along on your AT trip. Here in the northeast it is really common. It would seem almost unavoidable when thru hiking the AT.
Also, bears in NJ are usually really common. How did you make out with the bears? I only had 2 ticks on or near me that I saw. One was crawling up my leg not attached and the other was on my pack. I had no issues. However, I know people who did.
Just personal preference. As far as bears go, I definitely ran across an aggressive one. I saw 7 total and only had issues with one. Most people did not have a negative experience. Read up on bear safety and how to react when you see one. It really depends on the situation, though. Let it know when you see it and you are in its presence.
Try to appear big…not like you are scared. I recently came across your application in our pending files and wanted to reach out to see if you were still interested in joining the AvantLink affiliate network. Jeremy, yes! I am still interested. Anyway, here is what you requested:. Just got introduced to your AT vlog. Very informative!!!
Loved the gear reviews. Just something about it that I want to conquer. Only have one hike thru trail here in Texas. Hiking the AT would be a completely different animal from the physical standpoint, logistics and the amount of time one would need to complete it. Again, thanks for such an informative vlog on the AT! I am definitely using your vlog when I plan my AT hike. You are my inspiration to follow my dream and love. I grew up in Tennessee and spent many of hours in the Great Smoky Mountains hiking the trails.
Many of those trails crossed the AT and I always wondered about the experiences people were having on that trail, but never had the chance to hike any of it before my family moved to Ohio.
I get to Tennessee as often as I can with my husband and still have that urge to hike the AT. Finally after running across your youtube videos and getting hooked on your adventure, reading many books about the AT. Thank You for sharing your experiences on the AT. Hi Jessica, I recently lost 50 pounds thru diet and exercise and have been doing small 2 and 3 day hikes here in Kentucky. Do you think its worth it, breaking it up like that?
What a pleasure. Can you please share what you used to do all the wonderful filming and how you recharged? Native costarrican here. I have been watching your YouTube Chanel everyday. I used to backpack the jungles of Costa Rica in my youth. Now relocated in Pueblo Colorado. Life has taken a detour and Now I have severe glaucoma. Thinking of picking up where I left backpacking off since my youth. I have checked your videos but there is limited information about backpacking with disabilities.
Just food for thought. We had aspirations, however, of thru hiking the AT. Unfortunately, in at the young age of 33, she was killed by an intoxicated driver. We had purchased a couple of cheap backpacking packs…but still had not used them to their fullest. I stumbled across your vids.
You remind me of her in many ways. Seeing you conquer a lifelong dream inspired me to revisit some of those that she and I shared. Thank you for sharing your story. God bless, and keep it up! Dixie, After watching at least 40 of the 43 vlogs of your AT thru-hike, I wanted to let you know I found them entertaining, informative and inspirational.
I live in Oklahoma, a long way from any point on the AT, but for 4 long years, I lived about 15 miles north of the lowest elevation on the Trail Bear Mountain Bridge. I graduated from West Point in ; I got a kick out of the update where you visited the Academy.
Was the building with the flags and memorials Cullum Hall? How did you get on the field at Michie Stadium?? You must know people. Or maybe someone in the Athletic Dept is a Youtube fan??
Or is Rebel Yell secretly an Army grad?? Thanks for helping people think bigger than themselves and their circumstances. Loving you your you tube stuff really useful. Found your stuff good. Just a suggestion. Through hiking the AT has always been a dream of mine. Of course life can get in the way and it has but I never gave up on it and when I came accross your story I followed it and lived it vicariously through you as you set out and conquered your challenge.
I am still going to through hike and I wanted to thank you for re-kindling the spark. I look forward to you hiking the PCT! God Bless. How about one on vlogging. Cameras people use. Programs and the processes that a person would have to go through from start to finish. Like taking the pictures downloading to a computer editing, then uploading to the you tube. Videos were great…. Do you have any ideas? My wife and I enjoyed following your journey. Ever thought about doing the Pacific Crest Trail here in the Westcoast?
Just returned to watch a couple portions of your recent vids after watching a couple of yours after your A. You look and sound so much better than your A. One comment though, instead of searching something to fall back on, one should seek a good goal, and there truly is just only one….. Alot of common sense and the obvious need of personal responsibility brought to the fore. You touched upon the laws in each state and for further research.
Plus, using the good judgement the Lord gave us my paraphrasing. I hope and pray one day my back will be well enough to hike the AT-your videos and explanation really bring out the beauty. Thank you so much for sharing! Caught your videos on YouTube. Thank you and good luck on your next trip. Jessica, I just wanted to let you know that I was very inspired by your video Cross the Line.
I shared it on my Facebook and directly with my family members. For several decades I have wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail. I just turned 59 years old last month. My 13 year old son is going with me. All of my family is solidly behind us and giving us tons of encouragement.
Both for those of us who are on the trail and those who are staying behind at home. We have a very tight-knit family I know it will be difficult not seeing them for such a long period of time.
Thank you for your inspiration. Allen, thank you so much for sharing this story with me! Way to go for deciding to go for it—cross the line!! Your world is about to change! Jessica, please pay attention to the building snowpack in the Sierras. I fear that your confidence and determination will over ride common sense. We all need you to be there for us in the future.
Hey Patrick! I appreciate your advice. I just wanted to thank you. I got out of the military earlier this year and started drinking a lot and had kind of given up. Hiking the AT and moving out west have always been two of my biggest dreams and you made it look so easy I figured hell, maybe I can do it. Sorry if this sounds crazy but I just had to tell you the difference you made in my life.
Thank you for sharing this with me! After having a knee replacement the dream of a thru hike on the AT is fading but, I have a few more section hikes left in me! We kick around the idea of a 50 miler for the Troop every year and hope it happens in If you are ever in the Chattanooga area on a Monday night around 7pm, you are always welcome to stop by to encourage the boys about the virtues of the wilderness and back packing!
I am going to post your links to our site. Maybe a couple of them will get the itch. Awww, thank you so much! Thanks for sharing your story, Hike On! Will you be taking a micro drone along with you on the PCT? Looking forward to finishing up this season if possible. Just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed preparing for my hike by watching your videos and still like following them! Invite you to look at my blog at mikectown.
Thank you for sharing. Her name is Grace, and I forwarded one of your videos for her to view. Shoot me an email if you want her contact info. Grace and Scott would provide a good transition.
This might be something I seriously consider. As far as I know, all you will have to have is my email which is: homemadewanderlust gmail. RE: One Time Donation….. Thanks for pointing that method out! Awesome, thank YOU! Hey have been watching your vlogs with my wife and almost have her convinced to hike with me in 1. There are so many other great trails in the Midwest and central states that people can hike ….. Dixie, your videos are awesome. You are an inspiration to many people.
I am a 56 year old Papa that lives just west of Atlanta. Big target is a thru hike some day. Your amazing dedication to your beloved Dog demonitrates your character.
We too had a Dog that we ended up with at Auburn and he crossed the Rainbow Bridge in their beautiful facility. Sad days. I want to say thank you for all you do on social media in talking about your experiences and passing along so much wonderful information.
You have become a large part of my inspiration to work hard to do a thru-hike of the AT. As someone else who is from Alabama, I have to say you make us proud to have you. Keep up the good work and good luck and have fun on the PCT. Dixie, I am wishing you the very best on your trip. I understand that it is quite large. In any case, I am really looking forward to your videos. Have fun. You need an agent so you can really develop your product.
The Travel channel would be ideal I live in Hollywood so we all think this way, lol. What I see will probably have something to do with whether I decide to do it myself.
I just wanted to tell you how excited I am about your PCT thru-hike this year. It gave me a great distraction from my life at that time and gave me hope for my future. Thanks so much for your smiles,optimism, and adventures.
Wishing you all the best in the months to come! When the trail starts to look like snake habitat, are you a nervous wreck? Seen 9 rattlers so far. Yep, I just happened to see the beginning of Episode 16 again.
IMO, one of the most beautiful snakes in the world. That was a lucky sighting. The big Western ones, you leave them alone, they leave you alone. You hafta come real close to provoke them. Hiked the pct a number of years ago. Really enjoying reliving the trail watching your videos. Am anxiously awaiting your next one in the Sierras think it will really blow your mind with the beauty along the John Muir section.
Enjoy and be safe. Dixie: followed your AT thru-hike with great interest and really enjoyed the videos. Picked up some great tips from them. Now enjoying the PCT ones. Envy that you will be soon hitting The Sierra. Lots of snow this year so Forester Pass should be interesting but you will be blown away by the views. Keep those videos coming would be interested in seeing what your thoughts are on electronics including camera. Take care and have a great hike. We hope to follow in your footsteps someday.
You should check out ellieontheAT on instagram. They are hiking the AT with their baby. You will be seeing some of the most beautiful sites.
Dixie, just a heads up — wear long pants for the first mile of Washington! After a number of sticker scratches, I zipped on my pant legs LOL. Happy hiking girl! And blackberries! We went back out to Table Mtn and ate so many blackberries on the way.
So much yummy goodness on trail! I suggest you might add two things to your load. The other would be a collapsible bucket. That bucket would be useful for a field bath, which is face and neck, armpits, crotch and bum and feet. You feel much better and stay healthier. The other benefit of the bucket is you move away from stream or water source and can gain a modicum of privacy. To each his own, though! Hey Dixie, wanted to stop by and wish you well on your PCT hike.
Really enjoyed watching your AT videos and of course i have been following along on your new ones now. Care to update your feelings on the HMG pack? I spent most of last season trying out new gear and new ways of packing. This March, I replaced the last of my big 3 — the pack. I debated a long time over which model to get and in the end, I went with the 40L over the 55L although I did go with the White version as it is just a little lighter.
Most of the gear I have is similar to what you seem to be carrying although my clothing is a bit larger Was wondering — How much of that added space up top are you typically using?
In most of the videos, you seem to have it rolled down quite a bit. If not, when has that extra capacity come in handy? Planning to walk the mile wilderness later this summer and while things seem good, I keep wondering if I should have gone with the extra capacity. Any insight at all would be helpful. Oh, and did you ever consider the Leatherman Style PS multitool?
Very tiny and light, but contains a bunch of useful features. I had a 50L pack on the AT, so I just went with something close to that. The larger HMG pack was still lighter than my osprey, so I went for it. Everyone has their preferences, though.
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