December 2020

Leilah’s Story

In 2019 I rediscovered my love of hiking and fell in love with backpacking. Much of my kid-free time was being spent on hiking, backpacking, and learning more about this community. I found Rue on Instagram in the fall of 2019 shortly after joining Instagram and found myself intrigued by his project. On a fateful December day I read that Rue had sustained a back injury, and being a physical therapist I was compelled to reach out to offer any assistance I could provide. W […]

Dani’s Story

I joined the American Perimeter Trail team just this past October and have been enjoying getting to “meet” you all through social media, and especially seeing everyone’s posts in our American Perimeter Trail Community Facebook group. The APT first drew my attention in February, when I heard Rue on a podcast and thought to myself “who the heck would walk around the country?!” But it is so much more than a walk. Of course, he was out there hiking and will be again, a […]