Congratulations 2018 thru hikers!

Another year of thru-hiking has come and gone. Even though we’re all ready to jump into another year of hiking and adventures, here at Mountain Crossings we would like to take the time to congratulate all those who completed a thru-hike this year. It’s no easy feat but you guys did it and we’re SO PROUD!

Each year we receive dozens of postcards from hikers we’ve had the great pleasure of being part of their journey. Here are some of our favorites from this year:

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“Bearmeat” and “Clooney”  NOBO 2/26/18 – 8/3/2018

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“Tangerine” NOBO 2/27/18 – 9/13/18

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“Boston Pops” NOBO

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“Timezone” Flip-Flop 

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“Crazy Brit” NOBO 3/10/18 – 9/13/18 

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“Powerhouse” NOBO

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“Slider” NOBO 3/10 – 7/31/18

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“Moss” NOBO 3/21/18 – 9/16/18 

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“Bloodhound” SOBO 6/14/18 – 10/28/18 

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“Aquamira Snotrocket (Mira)” NOBO 3/5/18 – 10/1/18

Congratulations again to these thru hikers and every other 2018 thru hiker! And thank you to everyone who sent us a postcard or letter in the mail. We love them!!! If you’ve finished up this year, you should check out the AT medal for yourself, or a friend who recently finished the trail. If anyone is interested in thru-hiking in the future, please do not hesitate to call, email, or stop by the store! We love talking about thru-hiking and helping others achieve their goals. And because we love helping out aspiring and fellow hikers, we host a backpacking class each month where we go over the basics of backpacking. Each class is taught by an AT thru-hiker and Mountain Crossings employee. The class includes a $50 rebate for gear and a free stay in our hostel. Our January class will be held from Friday, January 18th at 6 pm until Saturday, January 19th at 3 pm. Find out more information on Facebook or here on our website.

Happy New Year and keep the postcards coming!