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....

January 28, 2018

Just came out of Halape yesterday (see Facebook and Instagram for photos). Did 3 days in there as a training hike for the AT. Originally I was planning to go into Waimanu Valley, but heavy rains all week on the Big Island made me change plans. Just wasn't thrilled abou...

January 23, 2018

              Just having a few reflections on some of the reasons for why I am doing this hike. The biggest and most obvious reason is of course to raise awareness and money for Friends of Thai Daughters and help to transform the lives of these young women by providin...

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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