The questions I’ve been asked most about the Appalachian Trail:
- You did the whole thing? How long did it take you?
- How did you get the time to do it?
- How much did it cost?
I want to tackle question #3 in this post. The answer: the cost depends on the hike. Hike your own hike refers to more than just your speed; it encompasses all the decisions. Continue reading “Finance List: Appalachian Trail costs”
It’s all about the money, honey…
Here’s a breakdown of my expenses for el Camino.
A few notes:
- I had most of this gear before the trail.
- I only pay retail about half of the time; the rest I find on sale, at REI yard sales, thrift stores, other outfitters, Amazon, etc.
- There are obviously ways to hike el Camino for less, and for more. Cook your own food or eat out. Indulge in alcohol or not. Stay in an albergue or a hotel. Hike your own hike.
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