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Episode 96: Mental Preparation for the Appalachian Trail

This is the second segment of a three part series on HOW TO PREPARE for a Thru-Hike on the Appalachian Trail. On this episode it’s all about THE MENTAL GAME. WHY? Because us Thru Hikers are a crazy bunch of people to hike through 14 states and over 2,100 miles…just to touch a sign. And, the only person playing this mental game is YOU. So let’s get to it

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What we talk about:

  • PREP? You don’t need no stinkin prep. You have been prepping your whole life
  • One word that describes how to prep for a through hike
  • STOP watching YOUTUBE video’s. Be your own adventure
  • Hiking alone can suck
  • The difference between Expectations VS Reality

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