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John is a software developer-turned-manager by trade, but an outdoors-man at heart. He loves a good conversation about just about anything but can talk comfortably about technology or backpacking/hiking trips for hours. He likes a good burger. With bacon.

Liz is a biology professor at a private liberal arts college. She enjoys the summer “free time” and making John jealous that she has it. Her biology interests make any trip outdoors much more interesting and often educational. She will commonly be found photographing flowers at close range or checking out a bird with her “binocs”.

We both really enjoy our jobs, but live for family and travel!

If you want to get in touch with us, here are a number of options:

email: jhasenmyer [at] gmail [dot] com

email: ehasenmyer [at] gmail [dot] com


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  1. Bob Hart permalink
    March 4, 2011

    John and Liz,
    I will be following your hike with keen interest. The AT is an American Icon and you’ll be living out the “Trail Version” of the American Dream. You’ll have many fantastic adventures along the way and make new friends – I’m sure of it.

    Best of luck!!!

  2. Mom and pop hass permalink
    March 14, 2011

    ENJOY!! Hope to see you in Maine come August.

  3. April 14, 2011


    Good to see you are making it up the trail and making good progress. I heard you say you were passing the town of Hot Springs NC. I have an uncle that lives about 5 miles from there. Beautiful country.

    Take care,

    Dave Wilcoxson

  4. July 10, 2011

    I have been reading and viewing your videos, I have very much enjoyed it ! I am planning an AT hike in a couple years ( because that is how long it will take me to prepare physically and financially ) and it is nice to see this type of coverage !

    • July 10, 2011

      Glad you’re enjoying it! We’re trying to walk the line between information our friends back home are interested in and information other thru-hikers would be interested in for their own hikes. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have, too. I understand the part about preparing — we have been in the same boat! We started officially preparing about 4 years ago, just to save up enough money for health insurance and our mortgage while we were gone, let alone the cost of the trail itself!

      Anyway, good luck! Hope to talk to you again soon!

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