I'm a former teacher and administratort and recent graduate from work . I'm also a husband, father of two and friend to many. I live in Suffolk, Virginia and I had a rather strange experience about 5 years ago that I can only describe as an "epiphany" of sorts. It was about doing a thru-hike on the AT. Short story made long, the plan is to flip flop starting March 13, 2016. Stay tuned.......and follow my brother, "Shrek" , newcomer to our adventure, niece "Scout"and I (Chopper/Bandanaman) as we start our great adventure!
Water, water everywhere
The trail has a way of finding your trail name. Just give it a little time!
Last night's stay at Saunder's Shelter. Didn't want to put away a cold wet tent. Temps dropped into the low 20's overnight and shared a space
Left to right, Shrek, TAM (Trail Angel Mary), Greyhound, TAB (Trail Angel Bobbi) & Chopper in front of Linda Mood Schoolhouse where Shrek drank
As a hiker, you look for white blazes on trees every 50 yards or so.....but the AT Trail Volunteers have a MASSIVE task keeping the trail clean, safe
4 Types of stays in 4 days!
We just finished day 12 and it's been awhile since I've had service to update everyone... so I decided to do the good, the bad & the ugly from the
Left to right, Shrek, Scout & Chopper Today was day 7 of our flip-flop thru hike and it was also resupply day. "Sir Packs Alot" and his wife
A Section hiker shares a STEAK! We're 62.1 miles into our flip-flop thru-hike and Shrek, Scout and I (Chopper) ran into "Fisher" and "Ramblur"
My younger sister wrote a poem to get us started on our thru-hike, which starts Sunday, March 13 and I'd love to share it with you! From left