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!
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
Psychological halfway point. That's what they call Harpers Ferry at 1023 miles. Several firsts occurred here. I got my first care package, a Mother's
Shenandoah National Park Well, I'm about halfway through Shenandoah. It's been hot and dry, meaning both Boomer and I have to carry a lot more
Waynesboro, VA I realized that I haven't taken a complete zero day for one month. And my body, especially my feet, have been crying out for a rest.
Yes, I'm more then 1/3 of the way to Maine. As you can see from the photo I've climbed the iconic McAfee Knob. The day before, I went over
Misery, VA There actually is (or was until it was divided up to adjoining townships in 1989) a place called Misery Gore in Maine; I don't know if
One quarter done! It is hard to believe, but I am at mile 544 which makes me about 25% of the way through. So I am celebrating by relaxing at the