Long Distance Hiking: Mental Preparedness


The Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Ten...

The Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tennessee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Increasing the Chances of Finishing Your Long Distance Hike

Lest I dig down further into the essentials of preparing logistically for a long-distance hike, I feel compelled to back up and share what, in my opinion, is the prime essential determiner which increases the likelihood of a successful hike along the Appalachian (or any!) Trail – developing mental preparedness.

For an in-depth read about this topic, please see: Long Distance Hiking: Mental Preparedness

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Filed under A.T., Achievements, Appalachian Trail, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Apprehension, Backpacking, Courage, Decision making, Earl Shaffer, Fear of heights, Focus on goals, Foot travel, Hiking, Life changes, Long distance backpacking, Outdoor safety, Outdoor skills, Outdoor sports, The Appalachian Trail, Timothy J. Hodges

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