April and Jake

My name is April and I’m going to be hiking the PCT in 2018 with my best friend and lover, Jake. Since thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2014 we haven’t been able to settle down. We got a taste of the adventure, freedom, and simplicity and we want that back. The past 4 years we have continued traveling in the USA, testing out different states. Currently we are rocking it in Tucson, AZ testing out our desert tolerance before the PCT. My personal website is: www.breakingopenthenutshell.com if youd like to follow all our adventures.

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Trail Families: What Are They and Are They Beneficial?

Trail Families: What Are They and Are They Beneficial?

When you set off to thru-hike you are often leaving behind important people in your life. Particularly if you are heading to the trail solo, it may

Apr 18, 2018 : April and Jake
Dig into Your Toolbox for a Successful Thru-Hike

Dig into Your Toolbox for a Successful Thru-Hike

I’m not talking about hammers, saws, or screwdrivers. I’m referring to the toolbox we all have access to within our minds. Throughout your hike

Feb 14, 2018 : April and Jake
Desert Test: Lessons And Gear That Saved Me

Desert Test: Lessons And Gear That Saved Me

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail has been on my bucket list for a few years, but to be honest, parts of it have me trembling in my boots. Since we will

Jan 16, 2018 : April and Jake
Preparing for a Thru-Hike: Plan, or Plan to Adapt?

Preparing for a Thru-Hike: Plan, or Plan to Adapt?

The biggest difference between our preparation for the Appalachian Trail vs. the Pacific Crest Trail is the amount of planning. Before the A.T. I had

Dec 11, 2017 : April and Jake
Relationship Test: Thru hike as a Couple

Relationship Test: Thru hike as a Couple

A true testament to a relationship is stripping away all the distractions and just being with each other. What better way to do this than by thru

Nov 27, 2017 : April and Jake