While I am an experienced hiker/backpacker, I also enjoy introducing others to my hobbies. Like many of you, I enjoy watching YouTube.
If you haven’t heard, there is an individual attempting to thru hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) which extends from Mexico to Canada. This individual weighed over 400 pounds when he first began. On his last video, he was on day 21 and had hiked 66 miles. His goal is to reach Canada and lose at least 200 pounds in the process.
While hiking for 66 miles isn’t a feat for most of us (especially over 3 weeks), he has made great gains. The first day he struggled to hike 3 miles. During the last video, he hiked over 10. He was able to hike and talk at the same time, something he couldn’t do in the beginning.
Yes, he has people giving him advice but one of his biggest challenges is just body mass. Equipment doesn’t fit properly (he can’t fasten his waist belt, for example). He does have a great attitude and I highly encourage you to follow him on YouTube.
His channel/trail name is Second Chance Hiker and his channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4DLytGAdFb-9ArE02HUHeQ/videos
I am not connected to him and any way but thought anyone that enjoys hiking or inspirational videos would enjoy his contribution.