Stubbs provides great insight and wisdom which is crucial to upping your odds for a successful Appalachian Trail hike.
Originally posted on The Trek on January 17th, 2017
There are numerous reasons why people quit their thru-hike, and some of them are preventable. Here are several examples of reasons why people fail their thru hike attempt and how they can be avoided.
1) A Negative Mindset
I met a hiker in the beginning who was extremely negative about EVERYTHING under the sun (Including the sun, actually). You would try to help guide her into thinking about things on the bright side and she would find a way to turn it around in hopes of making you feel bad for her entirely hopeless situation.
Prevention: A bad mindset when you’re constantly in a funk about everything will force you off trail as early as day one (unless you’re as stubborn as the hiker I just described).
- Think Positive – The key is to try to rewire yourself to become more positive…
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