Clara Hatcher

My name is Clara (trail name to come) 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 am living now 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 and then SOBO.

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Dealing with blisters: A cry for help

Dealing with blisters: A cry for help

My feet hate me I have my dad’s feet: not exactly narrow, not exactly wide and flat with no arch. My pinky toes are like little nubbins that have

Oct 29, 2017 : 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