David Stasiak

I'm 22 years young from a small town in the great state of Alabama, home of my momma, the greatest college football program ever (Roll Tide), and some of the dankest BBQ you'll ever have the privelege of gnawing on. My community is unlike any place I've been in America. We express a genuine interest in the wellbeing of our neighbors, and as cliche as it might sound, we'd give the shirts off our backs to ANYONE in need. I should feel right at home in the AT community. "This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is very important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving something in its place I have traded for it. I want it to be gain, not loss — good, not evil. Success, not failure in order that I shall not forget the price I paid for it." -- Paul W. "Bear" Bryant

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Prelude: Pinhoti Trail Shakedown

Prelude: Pinhoti Trail Shakedown

I buckled my pack, tightened my boots and walked out into the woods for the first time as an overnight backpacker. My knowledge of the task at hand

Jan 7th : David Stasiak
Miracle on Hiker Trash Street: How Christmas saved my thru hike.

Miracle on Hiker Trash Street: How Christmas saved my thru hike.

'Twas the night of Christmas when all through my house, kiddie toys were assembled and my grandpa, passed out. The gifts were all opened, not a sin

Jan 4th : David Stasiak
It’s a new day on the Appalachian Trail: What I’m leaving behind, taking with me and bringing home.

It’s a new day on the Appalachian Trail: What I’m leaving behind, taking with me and bringing home.

Minutes turn to hours, hours to days, days to years. The world turns, and life passes by. There's not much to speak of about the lost time. I go th

Dec 31st : David Stasiak