Gary Stell

I'm a 67 year old retiree from a long career in the Oil and Natural Gas industry. I am a native Oklahoman, I have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. I have always been more comfortable in the woods than any other place. I love God and all kinds of outdoor activities, I hunt, fish, kayak, play golf, hike, camp and enjoy God's creation.

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Dealing with an injury that sent me home

Dealing with an injury that sent me home

Friday May 26th 2017 is a date I'll never forget. It's the day I sustained an injury that interrupted my hike. It was a beautiful day to hike

Jun 18, 2017 : Gary Stell
A wet trail can be dangerous!

A wet trail can be dangerous!

Friday May 26th started out wet but there was hope that it would turn into a very nice day. I had zeroed at Greenwood Lake NY, a beautiful little

May 28, 2017 : Gary Stell
New shoes and the Barber Shop at Port Clinton

New shoes and the Barber Shop at Port Clinton

At under 100 miles on the trail my shoes started separating from the sole. That was very disappointing to me as I really liked the shoes, the fit the

May 6, 2017 : Gary Stell
My momma always said! Honesty is the best policy!

My momma always said! Honesty is the best policy!

Yes my mother really did say that honesty is the best policy. She said so many things, great things that she had learned in her life. Like don't

May 5, 2017 : Gary Stell
Making up miles is the right thing to do!

Making up miles is the right thing to do!

Last Sunday when my hiking buddy Dan and his friend Eunice and I hiked the final miles into Duncannon, we went first to eat breakfast and then to do

May 3, 2017 : Gary Stell
The AT is a very long strenuous trail! It deserves respect!

The AT is a very long strenuous trail! It deserves respect!

From April now into May, this is Day 17. I've had some issues that have caused me to be quite a bit behind my projected mileage on this date. I was

Apr 27, 2017 : Gary Stell
2017 Appalachian Trail Thru Hike Day 13

2017 Appalachian Trail Thru Hike Day 13

Day 9 Appalachian Trail Flip/Flop Thru Hike I'd really like to know the truth about how people felt about my attempting a Thru Hike of the

Apr 24, 2017 : Gary Stell
Findings Kindness on the Appalachian Trail 2017 Thru Hike

Findings Kindness on the Appalachian Trail 2017 Thru Hike

I've said before that while I was researching the Appalachian Trail, a couple of things stuck out at me and they were people showing kindness to

Apr 24, 2017 : Gary Stell
2017 Appalachian Trail Thru Hike Day 6

2017 Appalachian Trail Thru Hike Day 6

The trail today was no doubt the least painful of my 6 days. It had some steep ups and downs  so maybe my body is adjusting a little bit. I started

Apr 24, 2017 : Gary Stell
Trail Magic or Gods Blessings

Trail Magic or Gods Blessings

During the 8 + months I researched the Appalachian Trail, certain things kept occurring. 2 of them were Trail Angels and Trail Magic. As I watched

Apr 15, 2017 : Gary Stell