Let me introduce myself.

Appalachian Trials Introduction

I would like to take this time to introduce myself to the Appalachian Trials audience. My name is Oliver Hudgins (Trail Name: TBD) and I am setting out on a NoBo hike in the first week of April.

I have had an amazing upbringing with my father being a Park Ranger for the Georgia State Park System. Living on Parks from the Coasts to Flatlands and finally Mountains has given me a great love of the outdoors and instilled a responsibility to enjoy and protect them.

The kinds of sports/activities I like don’t involve a ball and require natural lighting. I have an affinity for Mtn. Biking, Fishing, Hunting, Kayaking; SUP (it is cooler as an acronym.)

Two loves combined in Port St. Joe Florida

The Southern Terminus of the AT has been within a driving distance for most of my life and it finally hit me last year to attempt a through hike. I know it seems a bit Clichéd and hack to do some “soul-searching” and “what-now?” after college, but it occurred that I may never have the time, or support system to attempt something like this.

The gear collection is coming along quite nicely. My pack should arrive tomorrow to test out if it fits all my stuff. “But why would you order one of the most important pieces of gear online?!?!” Turns out the pack that I want to use is the only kind not carried in store by REI.

I plan to bring blogs, audio, photos videos throughout the trail, so come back and visit.

 No Rain, No Pain, No Maine.

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