Jon

Three years ago an abrupt life incident forced me back into the woods for some shinrin-yoku where I ran into a NOBO tramily at Shuckstack Fire Tower. That started an idea of a longer term forest bath on the AT. Knockerz and I plan to leave close to the summer solstice. Our plan is for a FipFllop, purposefully misspelled because we plan to start at mile 1450 taking a train from NYC, head to Katahdin and Fllop back to Pawling SOBO. Please check out my youtube and IG as I build them (genxdarkside). If you send tips we plan to use those to send out love to others including Natureland Trust (https://www.naturalandtrust.org/) protecting our precious Southeast Wilderness.

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AT Gateways Festival

AT Gateways Festival

Most people have heard of the Appalachian Trail Days Festival held in May in Damascus VA but there are many other festivals held in trail towns along

Mar 5, 2024 : Jon
That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger (Final Part-3)

That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger (Final Part-3)

Every single time we planned this weekend hike, it rained. This weekend looked different. There was a chance of rain but even though it was January,

Feb 23, 2024 : Jon
That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger (part 2)

That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger (part 2)

The headline ran ”Hunters Find Human Remains in Pisgah National Forest“ and it occurred to me that those could have been my bones discovered decades

Dec 15, 2023 : Jon
That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger (Part 1)

That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger (Part 1)

It all began in a musty-smelling storage room of the Clemson University Outdoor Club’s equipment storage room.  I was told to “pick out what you need

Nov 29, 2023 : Jon