1. If you see a mountain in front of you, you WILL climb it! If you see more than one, you will climb them all.
2. You CAN grocery shop at Walgreens, but you probably shouldn’t make a habit of it.
3. No matter how much you love the trail, town will suck you in!
4. When resupplying, don’t put your trail wallet in the inside pocket of your jacket when you aren’t wearing a stitch under said jacket. It makes paying awkward.
5. In general, try to remember when you’re naked under your jacket in town.
6. The Great “Smoky” Mountains would be more aptly named the Great “SOGGY” Mountains.
7. Nothing is really waterproof.
8. Name your tent stakes something else. Talking about “steaks” will only make you hungry.
9. Sometimes you won’t know if you’re tan or just dirty.
10. Never underestimate the kindness of strangers. Seriously, people come through in ways you could never imagine!
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I'm "Ironjen." I'm a 38 year old professional photographer with a triathlon addiction who has always felt most at home in the mountains. My Appalachian Trail thru-hike adventure is the fulfillment of a dream 26 years in the making, and it began on March 18, 2015. It's a punctuation between life in Washington, DC and life in the Rocky Mountains. I'll be hiking with my husband, trail name Muskrat, and we look forward to celebrating our first anniversary in the woods!
Campbell Troup : Apr 28th
The little things that we forget when we are away from society out on trail. Very entertaining post.