Meet the Hikers

Learn more about our hikers, where they come from and what inspired them to get on the trail—Follow along with the blog as they update us on their adventures!

The Blog


  • February 15: Cooking On Trail

    Tucker, Carter, and Jett practicing with their cook-systems on the trail.
    By Maria Pickerell, E&H Semester-A-Trail Student | Spring 2021 Semester We have been doing a lot to prepare for the trail: day-hikes, blister-care + first aid, mental preparation, food/nutrition, and soon we will begin to embark on overnight b...
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  • Me freezing my booty off!
    By Maria Pickerell, E&H Semester-A-Trail Student | Spring 2021 Semester On Friday, Feb 5, we packed up our gear for the first time and met at the outdoor building for our first overnight. When we arrived we weighed our packs for the first time...
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  • Jim Harrison, giving everyone a pre-hike pep-talk
    By Maria Pickerell, E&H Semester-A-Trail Student | Spring 2021 Semester On Tuesday, Jan 19, the Semester-A-Trail cohort headed for Damascus to meet Professor Jim Harrison. Jim is the head of Semester-A-Trail, and he is incredibly knowledgeable...
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Meet the Hikers