I'm a family doctor in upstate new York and have always enjoyed the outdoors. My undergraduate education is in forestry. I'm a search and rescue volunteer and my border collie Boomer will be hiking with me. I've wanted to hike the AT for 40+ years and decided that 2016 is the year to go for it!
Rain. I think my friend hit the nail on the head when he remarked that it feels like November. I'm just waiting for sleet and snow! Brrrrrrr.
Yesterday I had a short hike into Salisbury, CT where I'm staying at a mini-hostel. A women named Vanessa has a small bunkroom in her home. Yesterday
I'm at the laundromat in nothing but a rain skirt and puffy jacket. After one week of hiking, three days of it in the rain, every item of
I've been back on the trail for a few days, starting from Warwick, New York. That's where I left off in 2016 after breaking my foot. I was lucky
I'm returning to the trail! Late next week, my friend Lisa is driving me and Boomer to Warwick NY (think Bellvale Farms Creamery) so that I can pick
This is a test. The site where my blog is hosted recently changed its URL , and I want to make sure it can work before I hit the trail again in
10 Week Sabbatical I guess it was a sabbatical. I broke my foot at the end of June and I have been off the trail for 10 weeks. Though I've
Yes, the MRI showed a broken heel bone due to a stress fracture. So I'm definitely on the disabled list, probably for the rest of the
Ouch. I hoped that I wouldn't have any injuries, but I'm off the trail for a bit. My left heel has been bothering me for a while, and I stepped the
Back in the north. As you can see from the photo, I've left the south. And I've been blessed with awesome weather - sunny, not too hot, breezy, and