Before we start, I should obviously mention that there is no “right” amount of money to save for a thru-hike. Finances on trail, like in normal life, fluctuate depending on who is spending the money. We all have different wants, needs, and income, so therefore it is near impossible to give anyone an exact number.
The most commonly asked question I get regarding my upcoming Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike is, “How are you physically preparing?” To answer, I always stare deeply into their eyes, let a few moments of silence pass us by, maybe even grab their hand, then respond ever-so-passionately, “Binge eating.” And then I wink while blowing a kiss. Ok,