I Am a Glutton for Inspirational Punishment

I Am a Glutton for Inspirational Punishment

The thought of hiking deep into the desert’s backcountry seemed magical at first, but soon enough I came to understand why so few trekked this far out. Just imagine taking on a hike where the mountains you climb have beach sands dumped across them as far as you could see....
by Jesse Cody on July 13, 2020
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Who Is This Boston Mule Guy Anyways?

Who Is This Boston Mule Guy Anyways?

It’s custom to take on a trail name once you’ve earned your stripes as a thru hiker. The birthing of my name was a simple affair. You’re from Boston? Yes. Your favorite cocktail is a Moscow mule? Yes. Well there it is, you're the Boston Mule.....
by Jesse Cody on June 29, 2020
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Walking Through the White Sands

Walking Through the White Sands

Why would one travel three hours and forty five minutes to hike five miles? Especially when there are plenty of perfectly fine hikes local to Santa Fe. Well, that’s the exact driving distance from Santa Fe, New Mexico to White Sands...
by Jesse Cody on May 13, 2020
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Mama Always Told Me Not to Hitchhike

Mama Always Told Me Not to Hitchhike

But Mama aint always right….. It’s not that easy to just pop into civilization when you’re in the midst of hiking one of the longest trails in America. Sometimes you just need to stick your thumb out at a road crossing...
by Jesse Cody on February 27, 2020
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Hello, Sante Fe. Are You the Universe?

Hello, Sante Fe. Are You the Universe?

  The Sun was lowering over my shoulder, orange reddish hue reflecting in my rearview mirror, while the city lights appeared in the far distance. Six and half days after leaving my home of Cambridge MA., I was now entering what I...
by Jesse Cody on February 20, 2020
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Did I Just See a Ghost?

Did I Just See a Ghost?

 Maybe one of the reasons, as I grew into hiking, that I never found myself consumed with fear of being alone in the deep dark unknown of the wilderness is that I never gave much thought to ghosts. It’s not...
by Jesse Cody on December 22, 2019
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Sh*ts and Giggles

Sh*ts and Giggles

Let's Get Silly For a Moment Shall We….  I’ve been getting too serious about all this mental health talk lately. Don’t get me wrong, it’s important, but along with all this soul searching, hiking has provided its fair share of “shits...
by Jesse Cody on September 25, 2019
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The What If's

The What If's

This crazy journey of mine leads to a lot of "What if's".... Allow me to explain.....
by Jesse Cody on September 10, 2019
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Flashbacking to AT Beginnings...

Flashbacking to AT Beginnings...

These are the 2 first blog entries I wrote just before I started my AT thru hike back in 2015. In four days it will be the anniversary of my first day stepping off of Springer Mountain in Georgia and starting...
by Jesse Cody on March 11, 2019
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Remind Yourself Everyday...

Remind Yourself Everyday...

My day usually consists of crossing two or three things off a much larger list of tasks I need to do to keep moving forward with life goals. But here’s the hitch: I always have a feeling at the end of...
by Jesse Cody on January 08, 2019
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