Dan Fitzgerald

Your average dude trying his best to live a life of intention, fun, and fulfillment. Life offers so many great opportunities. If we only get one shot at life, then I'm gonna do my best to enjoy every second of it, while learning and growing as much as I can along the way. My NoBo hike of the AT is the next step in that journey. I'm looking forward to all the experiences along the way. The good, the bad, and the ugly, along with all the lessons they can teach me and the memories they can give me. When I'm not on a backpacking trip, you can find me exploring many different hobbies from playing chess and disc golf, to hunting and photography.

Posts

12 Pro-tips I Learned My First Two Weeks on the AT

12 Pro-tips I Learned My First Two Weeks on the AT

1. Raid hiker boxes! Hiker boxes are almost exclusive to the popular long trails. These are boxes usually at hostels or outfitters, where hikers

Apr 15, 2024 : Dan Fitzgerald
Week 1 – Man, is this great!

Week 1 – Man, is this great!

Day 1: If I'm not the luckiest son of a bitch then I'm not sure who is. I started my thru hike with non-other than the brewers from Lazy

Apr 6, 2024 : Dan Fitzgerald
Week -1; Goodbyes and Good Vibes

Week -1; Goodbyes and Good Vibes

No one ever told me how surreal life would get BEFORE I even started my hike. The past week or so hasn't really felt normal. Like an intense dream

Mar 28, 2024 : Dan Fitzgerald
Why I am Actually Hiking the Appalachian Trail This Time Around

Why I am Actually Hiking the Appalachian Trail This Time Around

For almost 10 years I've been telling myself I want to hike the Appalachian Trail. After all that time, this is the year it's truly

Feb 19, 2024 : Dan Fitzgerald
All Smiles in Sarasota

All Smiles in Sarasota

Sarasota, Florida was the last place I thought I would start an Appalachian Trail blog... But there I was. It was 10:30 at night and I was listening

Feb 1, 2024 : Dan Fitzgerald