Appalachian Trail

Finally, we are going to do the A.T. This actually started in the early 70’s for me. I started mostly canoeing in the Adirondacks of N.Y. as my intro to being in the wilderness. My earliest introduction to the outdoors that formed my life long love of the outside. Starting at my grandparents farm in the Southern Tier of N.Y.  where we spent most weekends. I had 200 acres of forest and meadows to play in. I’ve spent a great deal of time hiking and climbing rock and ice in New England, Adirondacks, Wales and Cornwall in Great Britain. I went on to get A degree from Unity College in Outdoor Recreation. Form there I worked as a guide in Maine and taught environmental sciences for the Un. of Georgia, where I meet my wife Virginia. We moved to Washington state where I went on to work in the homeless services field for many years. I have been teaching skiing for 10 years at Snoqualmie Pass. Tarren has grown up there and skis and snowboards. If he’s not in lessons he’s out from 1st chair to last chair. At 11 yrs. old there pretty much nothing he cant ski or shred. He will be schooled along the trail in dendrology, geology, aquatics, forest ecology, etc. We are headed south from Katahdin mid July. My wife will be supporting us thru at least Caratunk.

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