Adventures of Life

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You Know You’re a Thru Hiker When…


Been trying to readjust to life off the trail and blogs are coming along, but they’re happening slower than I’d like.  Here’s a little something to tie you over until the next one’s up.  Hope you enjoy!


Hiker life

In the hiker world there is a lingo you quickly learn.

“Hiker midnight”
Anytime after 8pm or the sun has set.

“Hiker appetite”
The ability to consume huge amounts of food without effort.
The odd combination of foods which you’d not normally consider combining, peanut butter and tuna.

“Hiker fashion”
Either trail clothing which you wear for a week at a time or the random attire you put on for town days while washing your trail clothes.

There is also a point where hikers discover a whole new type of challenge, not the day to day drone back in society

What do you do when the “facili-trees” are bare of leaves and you need to go to the bathroom?

The moment when you become aware you have a clear view of the crew making dinner in the shelter when you’re seated on the privy.

Your feet get more attention than your hair

You discover you were photo bombed, not by your friends, but by bugs

When the weather gets wet your dog gets the rain coat