About ThruHiker.co: Helping Research, Plan, & Gear Up

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Josh Koop

I live with my wife and daughter in Katy, Texas and my local trail is the Lone Star Hiking Trail which is an amazing way to experience the Sam Houston National Park!

About ThruHiker.co: Helping Research, Plan, & Gear Up

Helping thru-hikers find their way and prepare for long-distance hikes is incredibly rewarding. As I continue to learn and prepare for my hikes , I love to add all the best details I can here to carry forward these helpful tips and hints.

It is for this reason that ThruHiker was created! I want to make your backpacking trips and life more accessible by adding to your knowledge and helping to solve your pain points and issues as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Unlike many websites out there, I take time to research and understand what is needed; I am researching many trails and trying to constantly find ones that will fit my time off from work so posts can come slowly at the time, read more about me here.

How is my content written?

A lot happens behind the scenes. To be the highest standard, one piece of content requires a lot of time. Here is my process below:

  • Coming up with relevant topics (1+ hours)
  • Dedicated research (5+ hours)
  • Content curation (1+ hours)
  • Fact and source checking (1+ hours)
  • Writing the content (3+ hours)
  • Designing the visuals (1+ hours)
  • Proofreading (30 min)
  • Final touches (1+ hour)
  • Publishing (30 min)

As you can see, just one article, from start to finish, can take more than 12 hours to produce!

If I had robots working around the clock, technically, I would be able to make one article per day, but the same as everyone, I need to hike, explore, sleep and eat.

Do you want to help me? Feel free to send me the following:

  • Ideas for future content
  • Collaboration requests
  • Feedback
  • Anything else?

Have a question?

Feel free to contact us, but please keep in mind that I sometimes get a lot of emails, so it may take some time before I can respond.