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 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
Palmetto Trail Day 15 – Peach County Passage

Palmetto Trail Day 15 – Peach County Passage

I have grown fond of biscuits in the morning.  My host at the AirB&B made breakfast and that was the main course. So delicious, just like

Apr 7, 2022 : MAV
Palmetto Trail Day 14 – Blue Wall Passage

Palmetto Trail Day 14 – Blue Wall Passage

My hosts treated me to a full breakfast this morning before giving me a ride back to the trailhead.  Today's walk will be 11 miles to the Foothills

Apr 6, 2022 : MAV
Palmetto Trail Day 13 – Fear…Doubts…Magic

Palmetto Trail Day 13 – Fear…Doubts…Magic

Overcoming Sickness in a Beautiful Place It feels like a lifetime since I have been out on the trail.  I am really blessed to have people in my life

Apr 5, 2022 : MAV
Day 10 Through 12….Completion…Continuation…Sickness

Day 10 Through 12….Completion…Continuation…Sickness

Completing the Foothills Trail On March 19th, I completed the Foothills Trail.  Deviating from the trail to complete two Palmetto Trail Passages had

Mar 28, 2022 : MAV
Palmetto Trail Day 4

Palmetto Trail Day 4

Blue Ridge Electric CO-OP Passage (Jocassee Gorge) 12.6 miles Deer Tough day with two climbs up to and over Horse Mountain.  Woke up to my second

Mar 20, 2022 : MAV
Foothills Trail Day 7 and Palmetto Trail Day 3

Foothills Trail Day 7 and Palmetto Trail Day 3

Foothills Trail Day 7 Nantahala National Forest Laurel Fork Heritage Preserve Jocassee Gorge Wildlife Management Area MM 67.29 10.42 miles No

Mar 19, 2022 : MAV
Foothills Trail Day 6

Foothills Trail Day 6

Nantahala National Forest Toxaway Game Land Gorges State Park, NC Jocassee Gorge Wildlife Management AreaMM 56.85 Virginia Hawkins

Mar 18, 2022 : MAV