David

Hi everyone! I'm David and this April I am setting off on a NOBO thru hike of the AT. I am from beautiful Charlottesville Virginia, right in the backyard of Shenandoah National Park. When I am not outside seeking some adventure, I can be found working the friendly sky's as flight paramedic on a medical helicopter. Fun fact about me; my pancreas doesn't make insulin and we have a love/ hate relationship, however I have a great insulin pump and glucose monitor that pick up the slack. I am looking forward to sharing my thru hike adventure with y'all (hows that for a southern transplant). So come follow along as I walk through the woods and write about life on the trail, thru hiking with diabetes and occasionally reassuring my mother that I am alive and well.

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Walking and Eating; How I Spend My Day

Walking and Eating; How I Spend My Day

I've been asked a few times, "What exactly do you do out there all day?" Well, short answer: I hike and eat, a lot. For those looking for a

May 4, 2019 : David
And We’re Off!

And We’re Off!

I was planning on writing a post about how nervous and anxious I was in the weeks leading up to my start date. Turns out all that nervousness and

Apr 14, 2019 : David
Dear David: A Letter to Me About Grit, Determination

Dear David: A Letter to Me About Grit, Determination

As I sit here with less than a month to go until I set off on my thru-hike I am filled with all sorts of feelings. Feelings of excitement for this

Mar 13, 2019 : David
My Life Packed into 14 Pounds – AT NOBO Gear List

My Life Packed into 14 Pounds – AT NOBO Gear List

Over the last year I have slowly been fine-tuning and testing my gear, trading in older heavier stuff for newer, more durable and lighter equipment

Jan 20, 2019 : David
What if a Beehive Falls on You? And Other Questions

What if a Beehive Falls on You? And Other Questions

In about three months I will be stepping on to the trail in Georgia and walking, one foot in front of the other until I reach Mount Katahdin in

Dec 29, 2018 : David
Insulin, Glucose, and Hiking, Oh My!

Insulin, Glucose, and Hiking, Oh My!

Since announcing my plan to thru-hike the AT this coming spring I have been fortunate that my parents, family, close friends, and coworkers have been

Dec 3, 2018 : David
“Wait,” They Say, “You’re Doing What?”

“Wait,” They Say, “You’re Doing What?”

The conversation usually goes something like this… “Hey, David! What have you been up to?” Me: “Oh, you know, just planning to go hike the

Nov 7, 2018 : David