39 Days time To Pack and re-Pack and hydrate food like a madman

Greetings from a cool and wet NorCal. I’m back at the very place where I made the decision to Thru Hike the Appalachian Trail. I have the absolute joy of  spending time with my 10 year old grandson Cody while my daughter and her fiancé are on their annual Birthday Adventure! Both of their birthdays fall in February so they plan an adventure each year to celebrate! This year in Europe. I had the pleasure of staying with Cody last fall when they went to Hawaii to hike the Kalalau Trail. Prior to their departure we did some sightseeing in San Francisco and some hiking in the hills near their home. As their departure neared they were of course very excited about sharing with me the details about their hike. We discussed gear for hours and just had a wonderful time discussing their coming adventure.
Now I’m here again and throughly enjoying the time I get to spend with Cody. I also have a lot of time for reflection. That’s a good thing! I also have a lot of time to gather as much information about the AT as I possibly can. To me the old saying, Forwarned is Forarmed, is real and it invigorates me to soak up every detail I can learn from the blogs and vlogs of others as they share about their current or past adventures on the AT. Just a bit more than a month and I will set foot for the first time a trail that has lived in my dreams and schemes for a long long time. I pray that God will grant me a successful thru hike and that I complete the journey wholly intact! I most look forward to meeting the people who I will cross paths with. I pray that I will be a blessing to them all and that in the future they will remember our meeting with a smile and a memory of a man who lived life loving and giving and serving! Happy Trails! OneWay

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Comments 1

  • Brenda Lynch : Mar 12th

    I have tried to subscribe to your blog to follow your hike-can’t seem to get it to work. I will keep trying–Good Luck on your hike!!


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