MAV

Hello, retired Marine Army Veteran (MAV). Yup, this is how I received my trail name. After hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2014, I just could not think of anything else to do but start a thru hiking career. I began a series of adventures that has taken me to long distance trails throughout the US and Europe. In between long distance trails, I hit the woods in my backyard, Black Hills of South Dakota.

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Palmetto Trail Days 30 – 33 – Santee, Eutaw Springs, and Lake Moultrie and Alligators!

Palmetto Trail Days 30 – 33 – Santee, Eutaw Springs, and Lake Moultrie and Alligators!

Santee Passage After two zeros, I was ready to get back on the trail.  Nice and rested and ready for all the road walking coming up.  Maybe I am

May 5, 2022 : MAV
Palmetto Trail Days 28 & 29 – High Hills of the Santee and Lake Marion Passages

Palmetto Trail Days 28 & 29 – High Hills of the Santee and Lake Marion Passages

High Hills of the Santee Passage It was pretty quiet in the campground this morning as I packed up my stuff and left. I ensured I filled both

May 5, 2022 : MAV
Palmetto Trail Day 27 – Wateree Passage

Palmetto Trail Day 27 – Wateree Passage

So a weird thing happened last night.  While checking my food after dinner I realized, I had only one day of food available for the next four days.

Apr 23, 2022 : MAV
Palmetto Trail Day 24-26 – Capital City, Fort Jackson, Cook Mtn Passages

Palmetto Trail Day 24-26 – Capital City, Fort Jackson, Cook Mtn Passages

Capital City Passage 10 miles The Western edge of the Passage starts on the Columbia Canal - Riverfront Park. This is a two mile section with alot

Apr 23, 2022 : MAV
Palmetto Trail Day 23 – Peak to Prosperity Passage

Palmetto Trail Day 23 – Peak to Prosperity Passage

There is a 10 mile gap from Newberry to the Peak to Prosperity Passage.  Peak and Prosperity are both small towns between an old railroad that has

Apr 22, 2022 : MAV
Palmetto Trail Day 21&22 – Newberry and Lynchs Woods Passages

Palmetto Trail Day 21&22 – Newberry and Lynchs Woods Passages

Enoree Passage (final section) Finished up the Enoree Passage with a quick 7 mile hike to the Southern TH at Chandler Road.  Going across the last

Apr 21, 2022 : MAV
Palmetto Trail Day 18-20 – Enoree Passage

Palmetto Trail Day 18-20 – Enoree Passage

When Coleman dropped me off at Sedalia Campground I start the largest Passage to date, just under 37 miles. A week prior I submitted a request with

Apr 20, 2022 : MAV
Palmetto Trail Day 18 – Glenn Springs Passage

Palmetto Trail Day 18 – Glenn Springs Passage

Started the day planning on getting out of Croft State Park in order to start the next Passage.  Due to my inability to cross the river I called a

Apr 19, 2022 : MAV
Palmetto Trail Day 17 – Croft Passage with Missing Bridge

Palmetto Trail Day 17 – Croft Passage with Missing Bridge

After spending three days walking pavement, it is nice to get back into the woods. The Croft Passage is entirely in Croft State Park. This area used

Apr 12, 2022 : MAV
Palmetto Trail Day 16 – Spartenburg Passages

Palmetto Trail Day 16 – Spartenburg Passages

Spartenburg has three different Passages that go through the city. USC Upstate 2.2 miles Hub City Connector 12 miles Cedar Springs 2.9

Apr 11, 2022 : MAV