A headlamp is considered an accessory *this picture is a week after finishing the trail*
There are no leftovers!
It’s okay to talk about poop during meals (well really ANY time)
You’ll bargain with someone for a Q-tip!
Every tree is a privy!!!!
Three seconds is no longer the rule for dropped food. ** True story: pizza found at a shelter in a ziplock was deemed acceptable despite there being no way of knowing how long it had been there! **
You argue with red squirrels because you can!
Anything over 0.2 off trail seems too far to travel by foot – unless it’s for good food or beverage, and even than…
Friendships are formed in an hour!!! *A random group of hikers who came together to celebrate the first 100 miles!*
Your socks can stand on their own (most likely walk too)!!
You can sleep anywhere!
Your thumb is a mode of transportation
You are ecstatic about ordering a case of single serving Spam
You can fit your life in a pack!
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Hello! I completed my thru hike in 2015 with my dog, No Shame. We had an amazing journey full of ups and downs, seems that is the nature of the AT. Throughout our hike we shared our stories and now off trail I am still embedded in trail life.
Currently I am planning my next long distance hike for No Shame and I.