tHInK outsidE Interview with Erin “Wired” Saver – 2014

Wired on the PCT
Wired on the PCT
Wired on the CDT
Wired on the CDT
Appalachian Trail
Appalachian Trail

Triple Crown - Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and the Appalachian Trail
Triple Crown – Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and the Appalachian Trail

Hi readers! My name is Erin Saver. This journal began in April of 2011, when I started my first long distance thru hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. I always dreamed of doing a thru hike after I retired, but then I realized I don’t have to wait. I’m young (now 35yrs old), healthy, and my job as a substitute teacher gives me the freedom to hike for months at a time. I originally planned to hike with a friend on the PCT, but that didn’t work out, so I ended up going SOLO and loving the independence of it. I never imagined hiking solo, but the community surrounding the Pacific Crest Trail is so supportive that I knew I wouldn’t be alone.

Before long, I became known as “Wired” due to my energy, little need for sleep, and timely blogging while on the trail. I was most inspired to do the PCT by the online journals I read. That is why I decided to create this journal and share it with others. It became the most amazing surprise of the whole hike when the journal caught on and spread quickly worldwide to become one of the most followed blogs in thru hiking. It has changed my world and the trail has become home to me. It’s been fun to be recognized on almost all the trails I hike, so don’t be afraid to say hi if you see me out there.

I have become hooked on thru hiking and am now working toward becoming a Triple Crowner (hikers who have completed the PCT, AT, and CDT). I plan to journal daily on my thru hikes

Follow Walking with Wired’s Journal as she prepares to hike the Appalachian Trail in 2014

Student interview with Wired via Facetime:

Video #1 Student Generated Questions:
What was the hardest trail you have hiked?
have you ever gotten injured while on the trail?
Do you get to see running lava?
What inspired you to start hiking?
Are there any poisonous animals or bugs on the trail?

Video #2 Student Generated Questions:
How did you get your trail name?
Have you seen any wild animals like mountain lions?
Have you ever lost the trail?
How long does it take you to get homesick?
How many miles do you hike in one day?