Hello world! I’m Carl Stanfield, an open-book adventurer looking for my place in life. I spent my childhood in East Tennessee before moving just over the state line to Brevard College in Western North Carolina where I double majored in Music and Wilderness Leadership & Experiential Education. From there, I set out across the country to attempt life in Leavenworth Washington where I worked at a camp and retreat center for 2 and a half years. In December of 2017, the stars aligned to tell me that that was no longer my path. Granted the most freedom I’d ever experienced, I decided to take advantage of it and throw all of my efforts into putting together a 2018 thru hike of the AT! I have no idea what lies ahead of me at the end of the trail, and I like it that way. I love banjo music, highly complicated strategy games, college sports, open-mindedness, beer, and avocados.
Hi, everyone. After a long hiatus from my blog, I'm finally back at it at the halfway marker of the trail. A month is a long time to try to write
It's hard to believe, but today marks five weeks since I set out on this adventure. In that time, I've met all sorts of fascinating people, seen
Hello from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Life is getting normal on the trail and my trail family seems to have solidified. Odysseus, Big
Hi, everybody. Today is May 2, meaning it is the 11th day of my journey. So much good has already happened, and I absolutely love this lifestyle and
Greetings friends, family, old acquaintances, and AT community. If you’re reading this, you’re supporting my thru-hike already, so thanks. Welcome