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Bill Powell

My name is Bill. I am a more "seasoned" hiker. I am section hiker and hopeful future thru-hiker. I am also a Master Naturalist in training and lover of the outdoors. Most importantly, I am a Dad of three great young men and husband to a really great woman.

Posts

Trying to Fill the Void

Trying to Fill the Void

  It has been a difficult year. I won’t go into the specifics, but I expect most of us have had those years. Whether your tough year

Oct 14, 2015 : Bill Powell
Is that NEW GEAR?

Is that NEW GEAR?

The year is 2025 and I am in Georgia about to begin my thru hike on the AT. My total pack weight is eleven pounds and I am not an ultra-light

Aug 8, 2015 : Bill Powell
Hiker Bribery

Hiker Bribery

Once again I set up my trail magic station at Key’s Gap, not knowing if I will get a single hiker. But, once again, with help from my Rotary friends,

Jul 3, 2015 : Bill Powell
Wildlife: We’re in Their World Too

Wildlife: We’re in Their World Too

Hiking, above all else, allows me to be in a natural setting. “Listen to the quiet” is a phrase I use often. It is amazing how many hikers don’t

Jun 4, 2015 : Bill Powell
Why I Hate/Love Thru-Hikers

Why I Hate/Love Thru-Hikers

I am distracted every March.  As I work under the fluorescents I look outside and imagine what Springer is like.  I am a frustrated section-hiker

May 3, 2015 : Bill Powell