Hey everyone, my name is Ray “OneFoot” Galli, I’m 50 years old and am just now finishing a 20 year career in the CT Department of Corrections. An Appalachian Trail thru-hike has been on my mind for many years. Cheryl, my wife of nearly 30 years, and I have spent years talking about and planning for my walk for 2018. Now, it seems, my time has finally come! The kids are grown (though not fully independent quite yet), the house is sold and the career that supported my family well but never fulfilled me is soon to be in the past. I’ve always had a passion for hiking and backpacking and have done about 500 miles in sections on the AT. I grew up in Vermont and enjoyed a lot of time hunting, fishing, hiking and playing in the woods as a kid and teen. Time to start walking and see where this journey leads me. Cheryl and I will be blogging together; me from the trail, she from home in Connecticut…Oh, and my trail name comes from my frequent reminders to myself & others to just put one foot in front of the other – & see where the journey takes you. Cheryl's trail (angel) name is Should Be Good...for her response to nearly every adventure I suggest.
This post isn’t about hiking. Nor is it about gear or trail food or mail drop locations. This is a different kind of post. This post is about what
Time to answer that question asked by so many when they hear of my plan to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail…”why?”. First, and most importantly,
What’s in OneFoot’s backpack? And what brand is OneFoot’s backpack? As mentioned before, gear preference is really a personal trial and error
When our friends and family hear of Ray’s plans to walk in the woods from Georgia to Maine, naturally, there are some questions. Actually, there are
This journey of 2,200 miles began, in an imagined sense, almost 20 years ago. That’s when Ray, "OneFoot" began his career in Corrections. He had