How it all began
An Epiphany of sorts…so, I’m not an overly religious man…in fact, I tell family and friends that I’m home -churched. It doesn’t mean I’m an atheist or agnostic, just that I believe what I believe and it’s personal, so no buggin about it. Four years ago, sometime in the middle of winter, it came more like a whisper….not an apparition or vision….more like a thought…..”thru-hike the AT”. Whatttttttttttttt? Say again? “Thru-hike the AT”. Ok, I get it……..hike the Appalachian Trail. Where did that come from? Never been on it. I only know about it in general terms at this point…..4 years ago. So, what did I do? I researched it, diving in headfirst. The more I read, the more the epiphany started becoming a part of my mental fabric. How to plan? What gear do you need? How do you re-supply?, What do you wear? What do you take? How much weight do you carry? That was 4 years ago. The first gear check was during an over-nighter with my brother during my spring break (I’m in education, read the profile;). Check out our 1st picture……and our first lesson on what NOT to do……hmmmmm, that’ll have to wait for post #2!
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