James Perkins

I am homegrown here in Georgia! I spent the first 18 years of my life living in the same house on a gravel road in the country about an hour south of Atlanta. I regretfully did not learn to appreciate it until I got into the big city! Now I long for property surrounded by cattle farms, open meadows, and beautiful landscapes. I was raised playing outside and I've luckily found a way to continue that as an adult! Hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, or anything else that will get me active outdoors is what I am looking for. I believe that I am a long distance hiker at heart and after finishing my first thru-hike on the Benton MacKaye Trail in June of 2014 I am ready to put myself to the true test! Appalachian Trail 2015, here I come!

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Damascus, Virginia to Marion, Virginia

Damascus, Virginia to Marion, Virginia

Heading out of Damascus we were convinced by the guys st Sundog Outfitters to hit up the Virginia Creeper Trail. Kaveman, Zoltan, and myself headed

May 26, 2015 : James Perkins
Erwin, Tennessee to Damascus, Virginia

Erwin, Tennessee to Damascus, Virginia

Alright! 468 miles in and things are better than ever. The last however many days in between then and now (they all run together.. thru hiker

May 20, 2015 : James Perkins
The NOC to Erwin, Tennessee

The NOC to Erwin, Tennessee

WOW!!! Things have been crazy out here. I have (clearly) had a hard time documenting things like I would like to. We have made it 342

May 7, 2015 : James Perkins
Dicks Creek Gap to the NOC

Dicks Creek Gap to the NOC

So much rain! We seem to get rain or an overcast sky almost everyday. Except for the days we decided to spend in a cabin or white water rafting. Go

Apr 21, 2015 : James Perkins
Neels Gap to Dicks Creek Gap

Neels Gap to Dicks Creek Gap

Another great week!Full of surprises, new faces, and new places. An unexpected, early stop in Hiawassee, our first zero day (day without covering

Apr 10, 2015 : James Perkins
Springer Mountain to Neels Gap

Springer Mountain to Neels Gap

Yes! We are here! I'll get right into it.Wednesday, April 1The morning came quick of course. We made our way to the Springer Mountain parking

Apr 5, 2015 : James Perkins
127 Days and Counting!!!

127 Days and Counting!!!

Less than four and a half months! I have never had something take up so much of my time and energy. My feelings are a combination of being ready to

Nov 30, 2014 : James Perkins
Lightweight and Comfortable: Striking the Perfect Gear Balance for the Appalachian Trail

Lightweight and Comfortable: Striking the Perfect Gear Balance for the Appalachian Trail

After reading the post this morning "4 Reasons Why Ultralight is NOT Worth the Hype" by Appalachian Trials writer Carlie Gentry I had all of the

Nov 9, 2014 : James Perkins
My Life’s Trail Has Had No Blazes

My Life’s Trail Has Had No Blazes

It was a Tuesday in December of 2013 and the roommates and I were celebrating Cousin Scotty's birthday with a good hike through the Cohutta

Oct 30, 2014 : James Perkins