THRUHIKE: A Photographic Journey on the Appalachian Trail (Part 1)
About Max “Bear Bag” Mishkin and Mishkin Photography
In 2014, I quit my job. I had worked in political and legal organizing for a few years and I had planned on attending law school that fall. It was a wonderful plan – for a different person.
The siren’s call of the mountains lured me away from my safe and reliable career. Unlike a greek hero, I eagerly reset my course – and headed straight for the Appalachian Trail.
Now, two years after completing my 2185.3 mile thruhike of the AT, I am a transformed person. My pursuit of the Sirens did not end in calamity, as many friends and family feared. Instead of being dashed-upon the rocks, I found a home and a new career on the Trail.
My photo essay, THRUHIKE documents my Appalachian Trail adventure through a series of black-and-white images. Over the past couple years THRUHIKE has been featured in the Connecticut Artists Exhibition, traveled to gallery and public spaces as a complete show and (most recently) was featured in the Summer 2016 issue of ATC’s Journeys Magazine. Now, in partnership with Appalachian Trials, I am excited to share my images with you. Every two weeks I will post more images from THRUHIKE here on Appalachian Trials.
PART 1: Georgia to Virginia
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