Wrap-Up: Less a Donation, More a Trade

So I’ve had a number of people ask me if there’s a way they can thank me for finishing the PCT blog. Some people have already done so, by donating to me via PayPal or sending me wonderfully soft and comfortable presents – and to those people, THANK YOU ❤ THANK YOU SO MUCH. Still, I’ve felt like I should be giving folks something in return. I mean, yeah, I wrote this blog, and that’s cool and all, but I mean something a bit more substantial.

Enter Patreon, and its lovely method of giving things as you get things.

If you decide that you want to thank me monetarily, then for increments as low as $1 a month, you’ll get things like audio notes from my hike, video updates on recovery/planning/current hikes/writing, or even live video chats with me. You’re not obligated to stick around for more than a month, either, so no worries there.

I’ll be using this funding to write a book about my hike – which I’m hoping to complete within a calendar year, if not sooner – for blog upkeep, and, knowing me, for thank yous, once the book is released.

All that said, please allow me to emphatically state that you do not need to do this. 

I am NOT suddenly going to hide any of my blog behind a paywall, or stop blogging, or anything like that. I’ve just had people asking, so I figured I’d find a way to work it that was mutually beneficial. Future thruhikes will be blogged just like the last two were, albeit hopefully with less lag time between finishing the hike and finishing the write-up. But if you’d like a sneak peek, or to take a look at the woman behind the curtain, please do feel free to peruse the rewards here, and please know that whatever you decide – even if it’s just continuing to follow along here – is greatly appreciated.

There are more posts in the works, but given that life has gotten a little bit hectic since finishing the blog, I’ve decided to switch to a Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule. So on Friday, I’m hoping to finally be able to talk about what I’m doing this summer. Stay tuned!


For those who have already sent me things as a thank you, please do feel free to get in touch (which can be done here) if you’re interested, and I’ll totally hook you up with rewards.

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