Tide Walker

I've been ruined for normal existence ever since thru-hiking the AT in 2011. I find that I am never fully satisfied with life so I am always looking for a new challenge, adventure, or goal to work towards. Add my tendency for self-suffering and you've got the makes of a long distance hiker, cyclist, and rower. I've lived and worked all across the country, thru-hiked the Long Trail, Camino, and Annapurna Circuit, biked the Natchez Trace and sections of the Arizona Trail, and rowed the Mississippi River from source to sea. I was privileged to give back to the trail as an AT ridgerunner in 2016. Happy Trails! For adventure travel posts, videos, and more check out my website: www.whereintheworldissara.com. YouTube & Instagram @saratidewalker

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Thru-Hiking Inspired Tattoos: Pacific Crest Trail and Beyond (Part III)

Thru-Hiking Inspired Tattoos: Pacific Crest Trail and Beyond (Part III)

Some folks indulge in a celebratory meal or revel in the luxurious comforts of a restful vacation after completing a section or thru-hike, but the

May 3, 2019 : Tide Walker
Appalachian Trail Tattoos, Portfolio II

Appalachian Trail Tattoos, Portfolio II

Round two of the Appalachian Trail themed tattoos coming at ya. These tattoos are so inspiring I want to go hike another trail just so I can get one

Apr 22, 2019 : Tide Walker
Trail-Inspired Ink: Appalachian Trail Tattoos, Portfolio I

Trail-Inspired Ink: Appalachian Trail Tattoos, Portfolio I

Our recent call for thru- hike-inspired tattoos garnered an overwhelming response. So many that we'll be publishing two posts on AT tattoos and one

Apr 18, 2019 : Tide Walker
To Buzz or Not to Buzz: Benefits to Cutting It All Off (Female Edition)

To Buzz or Not to Buzz: Benefits to Cutting It All Off (Female Edition)

For almost as long as I knew I wanted to thru-hike the AT I also knew I wanted to buzz my head for the hike. It’s something I had always wanted to do

Mar 11, 2019 : Tide Walker
How to Hike Nepal’s Incredible 150-Mile Annapurna Circuit

How to Hike Nepal’s Incredible 150-Mile Annapurna Circuit

Nepal is where you go when you want to step up your hiking game, when you’re serious about mountains. The Annapurna Circuit is just a hop, skip away

Nov 28, 2018 : Tide Walker
Post-Trail Life…. Hospital Edition

Post-Trail Life…. Hospital Edition

Three days after summiting Katahdin and completing my thru-hike, I found myself admitted to a hospital with profound anemia. This came as a surprise,

Sep 26, 2018 : Tide Walker
5 Tasty Reasons to Hike the Camino de Santiago

5 Tasty Reasons to Hike the Camino de Santiago

We thru-hike to eat, and to eat whatever we want. Not that I have to twist your arm to want to hike the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route across

Jun 3, 2018 : Tide Walker
Camino de Santiago: Luxurious Long-Distance Hiking

Camino de Santiago: Luxurious Long-Distance Hiking

Never thought you’d see luxury and long-distance hiking in the same sentence, did you? Don’t think you have what it takes to go without a shower for

May 31, 2018 : Tide Walker
Tips for Being Greener on Your Thru-Hike

Tips for Being Greener on Your Thru-Hike

As the countdown to your hike ticks closer, keep a few of these environmentally friendly suggestions in mind, as you go on your shakedown hike or

Mar 7, 2018 : Tide Walker
Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner: Frequently Asked Questions

Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner: Frequently Asked Questions

As a ridgerunner you answer the same questions over and over — it’s part of the job. I recall the questions I received during my 2016 summer as a

Jan 8, 2018 : Tide Walker