Dawn plans to end a 5 year "optimistically quarter-life crisis" with a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. This journey has already included becoming a physician of acupuncture, herbs, and traditional Chinese medicine and traveling throughout 40-ish countries, often with trumpet in tow. Why not reintroduce myself to American culture with a walk in the woods?
On August 16 I finished my hike of the Appalachian Trail. 4.5 months of near-daily intense physical effort, that required a goodly amount of fuel.
So far I've spent the week and a half since finishing watching reruns of Family Guy on TV, playing with the optimal AC setting in my hotel room (yes,
Haiku Hikes. What doesn't work: Pictures I've gotten a bit bored with taking pictures. I don't really like taking pictures and am basically doing
Night hiking out of Gatlinburg. Well, it's been a solid one month on trail for me. I hiked out from Springer on March 31 and got into Damascus
Been busy this week doing a lot of planning. I am maildropping most of my food in order to save money and eat more healthy (I refuse to subsist for
This is not ultralight. It's getting closer to D-day and that means it's getting real out here in Everywhere Else, where I live. I finished the
The largest number of cash blown by hikers on the trail occurs at town stops. According to some figures, an average amount is well over $1000 for a
So, unlike most prospective Appalachian Trail hikers (well, at least from what I can tell) I haven't been slaving away at eighteen jobs trying to
One reason (admittedly not the strongest) I never thought I'd hike the AT was that it cost a lot of money. As I looked into it, REALLY a lot of