Jessica Mills has become something of a YouTube sensation, with her Appalachian Trail videos securing a base of support during her 2015 thru-hike. However, that support has grown exponentially this year, as she took on, and beat, the Pacific Crest Trail, battling the snow in the Sierras, then smoke from fires the rest of the way.
Her breezy delivery, thoughtful commentary, great pictures (including some taken from a drone, and sheer bravado in the face of difficult conditions, have made her PCT vidoes required viewing for aspiring and veteran hikers alike. Jessica discusses this year’s hike with Steve and answers the inevitable question, “Did you prefer the AT or the PCT?”
Jessica is very active on social media, under the name of Homemade Wanderlust, and she can be contacted through the following sites.
You can also find Jessica’s book about her 2015 Appalachian Trail thru-hike on Amazon
Lynne Savino gives us another Doc Spot, with her spotlight focused on heat related illness. Steve remains utterly clueless in these pieces and thanks Lynne for her diligence in bringing this important information to hikers. If a hiker learns the thing that can save his or her life then Lynne’s work will be rewarded.
Please check out our sister podcast, Returning to Katahdin: An Appalachian Trail Dream, featuring a detailed look at Bruce Matson’s attempt to hike the AT in 2018. If you want to find out more about Bruce and his hike, go to his website, ReturningToKatahdin.com.
Also, don’t forget to try out our title sponsor’s website, Trailtopia.com, when planning your next trip into the woods.