Thruhikes

A curated list of long-distance hikes around the world

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Long-distance hiking is a passion of mine and I wanted to create something which captures the excitement that I feel for it so that others can experience it too.

December 30, 2020 Launched on Product Hunt

https://www.producthunt.com/posts/thruhikes

This wasn't super well-thought-out, but it felt like a low stakes thing to do. I pretty much just announced it on my personal twitter account.

Nevertheless, I managed to get 101 upvotes and some positive feedback.

December 29, 2020 Shared on Hacker News

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25568856

It blew up! I managed to get to the top and stayed there for the whole day.

I think that this sort of thing is inspiring for people, especially since various countries have recently been locked down, so I imagine that it struck a chord. I was super happy to see positive comments and general engagement.

As a result, I got 10k users to the website. The day after, that went down to 3.8k (which is still impressive!)

Long-distance hiking is a passion of mine and I wanted to create something which captures the excitement that I feel for it so that others can experience it too.