Just a 29 year old guy from New Hampshire who will be attempting to hike the AT starting in late March 2016. Everyone has their own reasons as to why they are hiking the trail. I suppose mine are similar to others need an adventure, need a change, have big dreams, want to live life to the fullest etc. etc. My goals of this blog are to hopefully provide everyone a little bit of entertainment, a little bit of inspiration, and most importantly to let my parents know that Im still alive. Working 8-5 for the next 35 years (with a few vacations mixed in) scares the shit out of me. People live their lives in a magnitude of different ways. Find something that you love and do it because you want to, not because society told you to. (this whole paragraph is such a cliché) Ive had people ask me if I am hiking for a charity or for a cause. My answer is no, I suppose that is selfish, but you shouldnt donate to a cause because someone is hiking the AT, you should donate because you want to. If you feel strongly about one specific issue you should contribute in any way that you can. Whether that is cancer, ALS, or the heroin epidemic is a huge bitch right now. If anyone wants to send me anything along the way (another selfish statement) snickers and whiskey are encouraged items.
The start of this stretch was pretty easy, except that it decided to rain, a lot, and it got cold. By cold, I mean snow. I woke up at the Clyde Smith
Stop to enjoy the views, no matter how many miles you do.
I started out the day accompanied by some celebrity hikers. I had the privilege to hike two miles with my parents, my aunt, and my cousin. Since they
A lot has happen over the past 10 days, so bear with me. Real quick side story here. As I was hiking through the smokies every time I saw a day
The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for. Louis L'Amour I'm sure at this point
May the simple things be amazing, on the journey of your life First of all, this blog is going to be all over the place.
So much has happened in the first three days, lots of good, little bad (I don't want to be guilty for only writing the positive stuff). First the
The title was a blatant steal from Bob Dylan (don't sue me). Am I prepared? I think so? Am I nervous? I think so? The pack is weighing in around
Big into quotes, so here is one that I think applies to my current situation. So make the most of every mile, pack light and love heavy, give it all
If you are getting asked the same AT questions over and over again. No worries, here are your responses.