Chris Wagner

Environmental scientist and two-time open-heart surgery patient who eventually realized that life is not for sitting around, so decided to hike the Appalachian Trail in 2024 after turning 50. Some of us are late bloomers.

Posts

Days 1-3 on the Appalachian Trail

Days 1-3 on the Appalachian Trail

In which we attempt to find our footing.

Apr 12, 2024 : Chris Wagner
The Drive Down

The Drive Down

In which, suddenly, a road movie breaks out.

Apr 7, 2024 : Chris Wagner
Prepping for the Appalachian Trail: The Mental Game

Prepping for the Appalachian Trail: The Mental Game

In which we discover that the testing has already begun.

Apr 4, 2024 : Chris Wagner
Prepping for the Appalachian Trail: Physical (Part 3 of 3: Winter Katahdin!)

Prepping for the Appalachian Trail: Physical (Part 3 of 3: Winter Katahdin!)

In which I spoil the ending for the purpose of communicating a critical concept: bailing is not failing.

Mar 31, 2024 : Chris Wagner
Prepping for the Appalachian Trail: Food

Prepping for the Appalachian Trail: Food

In which almost innumerable calories are prepared - and, in one instance, consumed without permission.

Mar 29, 2024 : Chris Wagner
Prepping for the Appalachian Trail: Physical (Part 2 of 3: Training)

Prepping for the Appalachian Trail: Physical (Part 2 of 3: Training)

In which muscle fibers and iliotibial tissues have a bit of a disagreement.

Mar 24, 2024 : Chris Wagner
Prepping for the Appalachian Trail: Physical (Part 1 of 3: To Be <em>Mandalorian</em>-Adjacent, This Is The Why)

Prepping for the Appalachian Trail: Physical (Part 1 of 3: To Be Mandalorian-Adjacent, This Is The Why)

In which what's past, as they say, is prologue.

Mar 14, 2024 : Chris Wagner
Prepping for the Appalachian Trail: Gear (Part 2 of 2: The Big 3 and The List)

Prepping for the Appalachian Trail: Gear (Part 2 of 2: The Big 3 and The List)

In which my version of the very tidy "all gear" picture is a bit rough around the edges because some of my stuff is still all over the living room floor.

Mar 8, 2024 : Chris Wagner
Prepping for the Appalachian Trail: Gear (Part 1 of 2: Considerations)

Prepping for the Appalachian Trail: Gear (Part 1 of 2: Considerations)

In which many thoughts - and many dollars - are expended in the name of optimizing So. Much. Gear.

Feb 28, 2024 : Chris Wagner
So, You’re Gonna Do… <em>What</em>, Exactly?

So, You’re Gonna Do… What, Exactly?

In which intros are made and virtual caps are doffed.

Feb 25, 2024 : Chris Wagner