Clara Hatcher

My name is Clara, trail name “Pulitzer,” and I am flip-flop hiking the Appalachian Trail starting May 2018. I am from Duluth, Minnesota, but grew up in Canandaigua, New York, and went to school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This trail runs deep in my family so I am excited to be able to link together the small sections I have hiked already. From Harpers Ferry, I am flip-flop hiking first NOBO, then SOBO.

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The First 100 Miles: Hiking My Own Hike

The First 100 Miles: Hiking My Own Hike

I have walked 138 miles. That's six percent of the Appalachian Trail if you're doing the math. It's just fine if you're not. I'm trying not

Jun 6, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
Transitioning to the AT, and Why I’m Walking

Transitioning to the AT, and Why I’m Walking

I spent the day crying. That is, I spent the day crying while packing my apartment, crying while hugging my friends and boyfriend goodbye, crying

May 24, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
Pipsissewa, Trillium, and Shaffer: Histories and Personal Heroes

Pipsissewa, Trillium, and Shaffer: Histories and Personal Heroes

Shaffer and the trail In 1948 Earl Shaffer put on a backpack. He laced up his boots and started walking step-by-step out of Mount Oglethorpe in

Oct 9, 2017 : Clara Hatcher
Get the Gear

Get the Gear

At 22 years old I have been able to acquire most of the gear I need to be able to get up on any given morning and hop on a trail for a backpacking

Oct 8, 2017 : Clara Hatcher
The Where’s and Why’s

The Where’s and Why’s

Well, this is it. Let’s get acquainted. Not too long ago my friend Galen and I were taking a walk to Devil’s Kettle Falls in northern Minnesota,

Oct 7, 2017 : Clara Hatcher