Josh Johnson

A Florida resident, Josh has backpacked in Florida and Alabama prior to committing to the Appalachian Trail. As a graphic designer and former competitive gamer (Major League Gaming), the outdoor trails are a reprieve from all things digital and a sanctuary to recharge creative energy. Rather than make this just a personal experience, his desire is to make each step across the countryside benefit a worthy cause touching the lives of other people in a positive way. To that end, Josh founded the #HikeWithHeart movement while preparing to hike the Georgia section of the Appalachian trail in 2017, backpacking the first 80+ charity miles for Hike With Heart. Instagram: @HikeWithHeart

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Day Nine: The Glittered Road to Albert Mountain

Day Nine: The Glittered Road to Albert Mountain

The storm is over. For now. Today's breakfast is one my favorites: Biscuits and gravy. Dad and I were both supposed to enjoy them but Dad took one

Jun 19, 2018 : Josh Johnson
Day Eight: I Got My Wings

Day Eight: I Got My Wings

It’s 2018 and my 2nd annual section hike on the Appalachian Trail. I’m picking up at Deep Gap, North Carolina where I got off last year. That means

Jun 15, 2018 : Josh Johnson
Eight-Day Backpacking Food Plan and Tips

Eight-Day Backpacking Food Plan and Tips

I’m “that” hiker. The one with the food spreadsheet that includes weight and calories per ounce. I figured I may as well put all my hard work into an

May 17, 2018 : Josh Johnson
8 Excellent Ultralight Backpacking Knives

8 Excellent Ultralight Backpacking Knives

I've merged my enthusiasm for knives and backpacking to bring you a list of backpacking blades that each weigh less than two ounces and are capable

Mar 22, 2018 : Josh Johnson
How To Pick the Perfect Backpacking Knife

How To Pick the Perfect Backpacking Knife

Almost every outdoor or survival gear list known to mankind includes one very important tool: a knife. In fact, knives are known to be one of the

Mar 22, 2018 : Josh Johnson
90 Seconds on the AT in Georgia

90 Seconds on the AT in Georgia

Hike the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail with me in 90 seconds. From Springer Mountain to the border of North Carolina, this video

Mar 7, 2018 : Josh Johnson
Tips on Hiking for Charity

Tips on Hiking for Charity

Author disclosure: In the spirit of “hike your own hike”, I’d like to start by saying that this is a 100% guilt-free recommendation. The choice of

Oct 25, 2017 : Josh Johnson
Glasses on the Trail: How to Make it Work

Glasses on the Trail: How to Make it Work

Many people wear some form of corrective lenses and if you're gonna hike 2,000+ miles ,or perhaps even a small portion of a local scenic trail,

Jun 15, 2017 : Josh Johnson
Day Seven: Crossing the border

Day Seven: Crossing the border

Packed up in the morning and grabbed the shuttle from the Hostel back to the trail at Dicks Creek Gap. The Hostel said 100% chance of rain tomorrow

Jun 8, 2017 : Josh Johnson
Day Six: Ups, Downs and Crazy Quail

Day Six: Ups, Downs and Crazy Quail

When I woke up and went to put my socks on, I got a surprise. My socks haven't been drying inside my tent so I've been leaving them out of the tent

Jun 7, 2017 : Josh Johnson