Appalachian Trail Hostel & Hotel Costs

Chris and Rachel will be hiking the 2,170+ miles of the Appalachian Trail beginning in April 2023. This will be 6-7 months of continuous backpacking, sleeping in tents most of the time.

Folks have asked how they can support us; could they send us some food or a care package etc?

We have much of our food already being shipped out so it is waiting for us along the trail and our gear is pretty specific as well as already purchased.

We planned for regular grocery resupplies along the way, so our food is really taken care of as well.

What would be really helpful is assistance paying for hostels or hotels periodically along the trail. Hostels run $20-$40/person per night. Hotels are 2x or 3x that!

These are places where we rest, shower and do laundry. Super Important!

If you would like to help support our trip, this is the best way unless you want to meet us someplace!

We also have two rental car needs: Georgia to Virginia and Maine to Virginia. If you'd like to drive us, let us know! Otherwise, we may use some of the funds for rental cars and lodging as we do our flip-flop from Maine to Virginia.

Any funds received will be used by Rachel or Chris for lodging or transportation on our hike.

Thank you so much for your support!
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Chris McLaren
Cincinnati, OH

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