The 2016 Thru-Hike Syndicate

A Vasque partner-powered ambassador initiative.

Every year, hundreds of people set out to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail on the East Coast, Pacific Crest Trail on the West Coast, and the Continental Divide Trail running between Mexico and Canada. Some are out to break records, some are completing the third trail in what’s known as the Triple Crown of hiking, and all are finding out what they’re capable of. So along with some of your favorite outdoor brands, we’re providing performance footwear and other outdoor gear to 28 hikers as they take on one of the most ambitious endeavors in all of hiking.

A Vasque partner-powered ambassador initiative.

Every year, hundreds of people set out to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail on the East Coast, Pacific Crest Trail on the West Coast, and the Continental Divide Trail running between Mexico and Canada. Some are out to break records, some are completing the third trail in what’s known as the Triple Crown of hiking, and all are finding out what they’re capable of. So along with some of your favorite outdoor brands, we’re providing performance footwear and other outdoor gear to 28 hikers as they take on one of the most ambitious endeavors in all of hiking.

Meet the Hikers:

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Appalachian Trail

Heather Machelle Smith

Bentonville, AR
Heather's Bio

Emma Berntheizel

Aurora, NY
Emma's Bio

Aaron Ibey

Carmel, IN
Aaron's Bio

Nicollette (Niki) Legac

Ooltewah, TN
Nicollette's Bio

David Shiling

Orlando, FL
David's Bio

Nathan Bauman

Massillon, OH
Nathan's Bio

Ashley Schellhase

Canton, GA
Ashley's Bio

Tyler Socash

Old Forge, NY
Tyler's Bio

Pacific Crest Trail

Pacific Crest Trail

Danny Murphy

Colbert, WA
Danny's Bio

Jaleesa Houle

Manchester, NH
Jaleesa's Bio

Jeppe Kuld

Copenhagen, Denmark
Jeppe's Bio

Jonathan Payne

South Jordan, UT
Jonathan's Bio

Tyler Underwood

Hewitt, TX
Tyler's Bio

Lydia Armstrong

Colorado Springs, CO
Lydia's Bio

Danielle Clark

Bellevue, WA
Danielle's Bio

Edward Ruiz

Los Angeles, CA
Edward's Bio

Nick Cornell

Kamas, UT
Nick's Bio

Jordan Peters

Johnson City, TN
Jordan's Bio

Peter Hochhauser

Vienna, Austria
Peter's Bio

Morgan Hodge

Chattanooga, TN
Morgan's Bio

Graham Hodge

Chattanooga, TN
Graham's Bio

Linda Åkerberg

Stockholm, Sweden
Linda's Bio

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Continental Divide Trail

Francisco Miller

Asheville, NC
Francisco's Bio

Brad McCartney

La Quinta, CA
Brad's Bio

Katie “Wilderness” Brown

Salt Lake City, UT
Katie's Bio

Quade Sheehan

Bremerton, WA
Quade's Bio

Stefani Ryan

Bremerton, WA
Stefani's Bio

Luis Quintero

Boulder, CO
Luis's Bio

Performance Footwear,
Syndicate Approved.

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Inhaler II GTX

Features: Waterproof

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Talus Trek Low UltraDry™

Features: Waterproof | Widths

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Inhaler II Low

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