My A.T. Accomplishment Goals List

img_0014      I hope to accomplish many things during my thru hike. I’m not going to include the incontrovertible reason everyone uses–self growth and reconnection with nature. Sure, I hope to accomplish both, but on a more subconscious basis.

There are thousands of reasons you will hear as to why any individual hiker is choosing such a pilgrimage, but here are the reasons I want to hike the entire A.T. outside of the aforementioned and they are as follows:

  1. Check in at Amicalola Falls S. P.
  2. Get a Springer Mountain Summit Photo
  3. Climb all the Lookout Towers
  4. Meet Miss Janet and get a picture with her sweet ass van!
  5. Hike naked on the First Day of Summer
  6. Split a Room with Other Hikers
  7. Poop in the woods
  8. See a Rattlesnake
  9. Take a Lunch/Breakfast/Dinner Break by a Waterfall
  10. Pony selfies in Grayson Highlands
  11. Zip-Line to The Captain’s
  12. Death defying picture atMcAfee Knob
  13. Visit the Trailside Zoo
  14. Ride in a Canoe
  15. Get a Photo at Mount Washington Summit
  16. Make it to Baxter State Park
  17. Get a Katahdin Summit Photo
  18. Learn to correctly identify poison ivy
  19. Be able to let go of the things that don’t add any value to my life.
  20. Be able to IDENTIFY those things that don’t add value and let them go.

Now that I have my goals prioritized for the trail…. I guess it’s time to move on to the more technical prioritization of my gear! See you next post!!

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