“Hansel and Gretel” took off on the NST.
After “Splinter,” an experienced PCT thru-hiker, is already on the NST, now “Hansel and Gretel” are also starting on May 13, 2021. The two are Appalachian Trail thru-hikers and are now attempting the North South Trail. Markus “Fernwanderer” and I had the pleasure of meeting them during my North South Trail thru-hike in 2020. 👍
“Hello, we are Hansel and Gretel, and these names were given to us by an Australian family who started the Appalachian Trail with us in March 2015.
Now, we want to embark on another adventure of more than 3000km. We are 6 years older, but still addicted to this simple way of life, even though we are now 71 and 65 years old.
We are more than amazed and excited about the project that Soulboy and Hikingmachine have initiated, with surely great support from Fernwanderer and Trailroads. This thing is well-planned and well-organized.
Please support the NST hikers in this challenging year. On the AT, you could at least enjoy the amenities of civilization once a week if you wanted to.
Thank you, and good luck on your long journey through our homeland. And never forget, “no pain, no dirt, no Haldenwanger Eck” 😁
If you want to follow “Hänsel & Gretel,” you can do so on FindPenguins.