Dayze Gaulin

Hi there! My name is Dayze and I am a 2018 Appalachian Trail thru-hiker with my dog Flynn! We will be walking our way from Georgia all the way back home to Maine starting March 1st! After that we will hopefully be continuing on to veterinary school. Flynn and I like long naps on the couch, any and all breakfast foods, old worn sneakers, cows, peanut butter, and of course mountain views!

Posts

Smokies, Trail Names, and Spring, Oh My!

Smokies, Trail Names, and Spring, Oh My!

It's been a bit since I posted an update, so I figure I'll take the time to chat about a jumble of different things from the past 345

Apr 8, 2018 : Dayze Gaulin
An Emotional Roller-Coaster: The Decision to Send My Dog Home

An Emotional Roller-Coaster: The Decision to Send My Dog Home

During the first three weeks of hiking I have hit a lot of highs and a lot of lows. It's been extremely emotionally and physically demanding. I'm

Mar 22, 2018 : Dayze Gaulin
Shivering, Sleepless Nights Give Way to Changes: Making a Warmer Dayze

Shivering, Sleepless Nights Give Way to Changes: Making a Warmer Dayze

Oh boy, these first few days have been a major learning curve for both me and the pup. I actually decided to wait a bit to write my first trail

Mar 10, 2018 : Dayze Gaulin
A Peek in Our Packs: A First Aid Kit for Me and My Dog

A Peek in Our Packs: A First Aid Kit for Me and My Dog

As March 1 gets closer, my dog, Flynn, and I have been cracking down on the smaller details of our Appalachian Trail thru-hike. After several weeks

Feb 24, 2018 : Dayze Gaulin
You And Your Dog’s Guide To Avoiding Tick-Borne Illnesses

You And Your Dog’s Guide To Avoiding Tick-Borne Illnesses

After I have explained that my dog Flynn and I are hiking the AT to someone new, they inevitably ask: are you bringing a weapon? When I respond with

Jan 12, 2018 : Dayze Gaulin
Why on Earth are my Dog and I Hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Why on Earth are my Dog and I Hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Alright. Lets just start by getting this out of the way: spending six months living in the woods seems absolutely crazy! Sure, I definitely get that!

Jan 10, 2018 : Dayze Gaulin