Kreg Moccia

Hi! I’m Kreg. My backpacking career started as an undergrad at Harvard where I led orientation trips for freshmen (woohoo, FOP!). After spending the last 7 years as a high school teacher and dean in Brooklyn, I decided that it was time to get back on the trail. I’m halfway done with my southbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail and loving (almost) every minute of it!

Posts

How I Fell in Love with Shenandoah

How I Fell in Love with Shenandoah

Shenandoah National Park was one of my most enjoyable stretches of the Appalachian Trail. Constant views, well-maintained trails, plentiful wildlife,

Oct 15, 2018 : Kreg Moccia
Finding a SOBO Party on the Trail

Finding a SOBO Party on the Trail

After hiking the first half of the trail solo, I enjoyed a more social week on trail after crossing the halfway mark. Of course, my definition of

Oct 10, 2018 : Kreg Moccia
1,100 Miles, and Why It Doesn’t Matter if I Finish

1,100 Miles, and Why It Doesn’t Matter if I Finish

Hello! I’m Kreg (trail name Carrot Top),  a southbound thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail. I’m joining The Trek blogging community halfway through

Oct 4, 2018 : Kreg Moccia