The purpose of this blog is to make vegan long-distance backpacking more accessible by providing resources, stories, and inspiration from past vegan hikers.
This site grew out of my experience thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2009 while vegan. While I was planning for my hike I couldn’t find any kind of consolidated resources about staying vegan on a long-distance hike. In fact I came across more than a little misinformation (or disinformation?) about the possibility of maintaining a vegan diet during a thru-hike. Though there are of course extra challenges to vegan hiking, it is more than doable!
I started this site to provide a resource to future vegan hikers looking for ideas and tips from past vegan hikers.
Happy trails! -Samwise
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, feedback, contributions, or anything at all. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a note: all the header photos are by me!