Hey all, my name is Andrew. I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, (Azerbaijan 2011-2014), future grad student in international relations, and a 2015 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker (NOBO, March 10th). I've been traveling internationally my entire life and want to see more of what the motherland has to offer while I spend money on getting my masters degree instead of round-the-world plane tickets. I'm always up for a conversation on gear, anthropology, civil rights, or linguistics. I'll be attempting my thru hike in 120 days so stay tuned!
"Finally a rare trail update from Mile Marker !" - is what I'm imagining those of you who are trying to follow my journey are thinking. To be honest,
Wow! It's already been over two weeks on the trail - I started from Springer on March 10th. My apologies for not updating this sooner, I've been
I've lived most of my life off the beaten path. First as an expat kid in St. Petersburg, Russia, then as a Mt. Kilimanjaro summit climber at 19, and
I've discovered that throughout all my travels, international and domestic, there is one moment of clarity where I realize what I am preparing to do
For post #2, I thought I'd hit everyone's favorite subject: the highly debated and always controversial topic of "what on earth should i put in this
I've been thinking for a while now about how to start this, my "Appalachian Trail" blog. I've been keeping a blog for several years now while serving