GORP Thru-Hikers Tackled the Big Three

Read About America's Most Epic Adventure!

GORP sent eight intrepid thru-hikers on America's premier hiking trails—the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail, the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, and the 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail. Read about their exploits, hear their comments from the trail, and learn what it takes to stick it out through one of the outdoors' most
gruelling challenges.


GORP Thru-Hikers
Continental Divide Trail

  • Sarah Heidenreich & Adrianne Gass - Read about GORP's inaugural thru-hikers as they made their way from Mexico to Canada, across the highest terrain in the United States.
  • Simon Dyer & Darryl Riches - A British wildlife biologist and an Aussie sports psychologist took on an American original.

Pacific Crest Trail

  • Duffy Ballard & Angela Walker - A med student and a writer left their comfy northeast confines for the great American West. Find out what worked and what didn't from these first-time thru-hikers.

Appalachian Trail

  • Nimblewill Nomad - At age 62, veteran thru-hiker Nimblewill Nomad earned his trail name. Read on to see our trail poet as he puts his ultralight fastpacking skills to the test.
  • Nina Baxley - An ambitious first-time thru-hiker took on the AT solo. Find out what it took to go it alone.

Published: 30 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 3 Dec 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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