My name is Bard the Changeling and in 2010 I hiked the AT from Pennsylvania to Maine. The AT and I have some unfinished business, approximately 1,175 miles of unfinished business. The strength and lessons wrought from hiking everyday have lost its luster in my current form. I want to find my balance again.
Long-distance hikers are cut from the same cloth as pioneers. If dropped in 19th century America, we too would’ve struck it out west on the Oregon
10 Days of Rain The rain started as I descended into Damascus and I couldn't have been more happier about it. I've never been too concerned about the
Mice Strike Back Curfluffle. The sound of a small bag falling woke me in the night. Blinking confusingly, I turn over into my warm sleeping bag.
Boom. Out of the corner of my eye a globe red-orange light erupted twenty yards southwest of me and sounded like a 10-guage shotgun going off next to
Virginia is for lovers (and haters) Virginia gave me a challenge. I looked forward to the ease of Pennsylvania and Maryland, but I quickly realized
A Reminder Before I left for the trail, I contacted friends and family requesting if they wanted to send me a food drop. There was a good response
Looking for a bed I lost my way, or rather, my mind wasn't right when I regrouped the trail again. Seeking, seeking, I'm always seeking for creature
Hot-Pot is straight kill-ah It's easy to know that I will change my mind, but less so when I will do it. The first night in the Wilderness, my mind
Circumstances Change for the Changeling Millinocket, ME, Appalachian Trail Cafe- Outside the Wilderness there is a Moosehead Lake tourist town
It seems I instantly romanticized my previous hike. Reading my 2010 journals, I found no struggles or hardship. It's as if I walked a manicured