Fernando Rios

Hi, my name is Fernando. I'm an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. I'm into punk, comics, and beer. I spent years struggling with my mental health until the trail brought me peace. That's where I want to stay.

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Ups and Downs: The First Month in Review

Ups and Downs: The First Month in Review

I'm 366.4 miles in and 34 days into my hike. While some days go by impossibly fast, others have gone by infuriatingly slow. I've experienced every

Apr 17, 2018 : Fernando Rios
Appalachian Trail Daze

Appalachian Trail Daze

This first two weeks on the A.T. has been nothing short of amazing. The weather has been nothing short of bipolar. I am in all my glory. The

Mar 26, 2018 : Fernando Rios
Shakedown Hike Threw Me a Punch, but I’m Ready for Springer

Shakedown Hike Threw Me a Punch, but I’m Ready for Springer

I love it when a plan falls apart. (Insert inspirational sports movie quote here. Something about moving forward after getting knocked down or

Mar 11, 2018 : Fernando Rios
Fight Your Demons, Chase Your Dreams

Fight Your Demons, Chase Your Dreams

Hi, I'm Fernando. How does one introduce themselves to a world of strangers without it being 90 percent crap? You know, the version of themselves

Feb 16, 2018 : Fernando Rios