April 3, 2018

Day 17

Wow, today was a great example of how town days are not always relaxing days. The morning was awesome. The First Baptist Church of Franklin does a free all you can eat pancake breakfast. They came with shuttles at 7:10am to all the hiker hostels in town and picke...

March 28, 2018

Day 13

Back on the trail again today. I stayed alone at the motel last night, as my friends had headed out earlier that day and I needed the zero. When I got off the trail the day before, I met a guy briefly who was hanging out where I was waiting for the shuttle into t...

March 23, 2018

Day 6

Today has been my first “zero day” on the trail. A zero day is a day when you don’t hike at all. Totally take the day off. A “nero day” is a “near zero,” where you do short miles, usually on your way to town. Like if you hike just 2 hours in the morning or somethi...

March 17, 2018

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike- Days 1-5

Day 1

Wow, so I finally started the AT. Crazy and surreal feeling after so many months and years of planning and researching. I hardly slept the night before. Just way too many wheels turning in my head about what was to come. Got up...

February 16, 2018

Haleakala

Day 1

Great first day on Maui and Haleakala! Flew in early on the 5am flight from Oahu and rented my car. Drove up through up country Maui w

hich was beautiful! Really reminded me of the Waimea/Honokaa/Ahualoa area of the Big Island. Amazing drive up Haleakala....

December 3, 2017

My original plan was to work in Saudi Arabia another year and do this fundraising hike in March of 2019. However, our company recently lost the contract and we are all being laid off on December 31, 2017. I was undecided for quite a while on what to do after leaving Sa...

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My name is Micah Pexa. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Hawaii and I work as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher. I got my teaching degrees at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and have taught overseas in Thailand, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. My hobbies include hiking, camping, bodyboarding, and watching Denver Broncos football! I'm currently teaching English overseas here in Taif, Saudi Arabia. I initially came over here to pay off student loans, but now that those are gone, I'm saving for this hike and whatever comes afterwards. 

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