Hey y’all! I’m Chris. I have always enjoyed the simple life but not always able to live that simple life. I am that person that has three pair of shoes – work, dress, and whatever else shoes. I grew up in South Carolina in a family that worked and saved for everything. My parents sent me to summer camps in the North Carolina mountains and that is where I first experienced the Appalachian Trail. I hiked parts of the AT around the NOC to go rafting and enjoyed that simple life. Of course, I was young and had no worries then. Here I am, now 50, with family, bills, work, and aches and pains. And I want to WHAT??? Yes, I am going to hike the AT, live simple, and enjoy every day, hiker, mountain, and town I encounter.