Six months, 2189.8 miles, 5 million steps, tramping through 14 states. No matter what stat you use to define it, there is no denying that an Appalachian Trail thru-hike is an impressive feat. It can be life changing … and habit forming.
Some of these habits don’t fit too well in the real world, making the recent thru-hiker stick out like a person climbing a mountain wearing a suit and tie. Here are some identifying traits: (more…)