The Appalachian Trail is approximately 2,200 miles long and runs through 13 states on the East Coast. Also known as the second-longest trail in the world! The challenge: Hike the entire trail in one season.
member Victor Maisano accepted the challenge. Most people take anywhere between 5-7 months to complete the trek. Victor is attempting to complete it by September 1st. Which means he has to hike about 15-20 miles a day. What motivates someone to take on such a challenge? Well, for victor it was purely the adventure. He had just landed back in America after a 6 month humanitarian trip and decided he wasn't ready to return back to normal life. "I didn't want to go home, so I went hiking instead." He did though, want to stay in touch with his family and friends as well as document the trip every step of the way. "Since we are broadcasting our adventure from the trail, powering up our devices (Cell Phones, iPad Mini and GoPro3) is essential to documenting and uploading our media. Goal Zero allows us to recharge our devices when we are days away from an outlet and our batteries are getting low. The Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit recharges my cell phone so I can stay in contact with my team on the trail and my family back home. I carry the Nomad 13 on the back of my Osprey Backpack and charge my Sherpa 50 all the while I hike."