Hi, my name is Preston Kahn and I just completed the Appalachian Trail on November 3rd. It was last October when I was getting ready to graduate when I decided to start planning a solo thru hike of the AT. On top of embarking on a solo thru hike, I used my platform for the hike to fundraise for a Cincinnati based foundation called “Grant Us Hope,” which provides mental health awareness programs and suicide prevention measures for high schools in the area. The trail took 119 days to complete and I successfully raised over $28,000 for the foundation. Other outdoor accomplishments I am proud of are my month long canoe trip down the North Knife River and backpacking the Wind River range. As I assimilate back to life off the trail, I hope to still find ways to connect with nature and find other outdoor trips to tackle.
As for now I am going to continue to do school speaking events and look for jobs.
What trips are you currently day dreaming about?
I think the next trip that I would like to do is Pacific Crest trail and I would also like to run a marathon
Is there a trip that you are planning to do next?
I am currently not planning any trips because I just did a big one!
What was the last trip you took?
Hiked the Appalachian Trail