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!
I'm still hoping to finish the Appalachian Trail. Of course, 2020 was a wash. Covid, knee injury, and knee replacement meant no time on the
Inching Toward Katahdin I didn't have one single long period of time off from work this year. Instead, I did three small section hikes, one each in
This is just a test post to see if I can still post to my blog. In less than two weeks I hope to hit the trail and knock off the northern half of
This is just a test post to make sure that my blog will be working when I hit the Appalachian Trail at the end of the month. Stay
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