Kevin Rapp

Hi, my name is Kevin, and I’ve got “Georgia on My Mind.” That will be my only music reference. This die-hard movie guy will start the Appalachian Trail on April 25th. I will be a recently retired (as of April 23rd) middle school Special Ed teacher.When I’m not getting up to go to work, I’m getting up to hike some of the most beautiful trails in Marin County, California, and currently, the Sierra Nevada mountain range. My siblings are taking bets on how long I will last, but I will not let their pessimism deter me. Hey, if Frodo and Samwise can walk for 13 months to Mount Doom in bare feet, eating just bread, how hard can hiking to Mount Katahdin be, right?

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The Green Dragon Hostel

The Green Dragon Hostel

"Do Not Pass" the Green Dragon Hostel In the original Lord of the Rings movie, Gandalf slams his wooden staff to the ground and yells to the Balrog,

May 30, 2024 : Kevin Rapp
Pulling a Winger

Pulling a Winger

In the classic movie "Stripes," Bill Murray’s character John Winger, and his friend decide to join the army. They watch a TV ad that paints the army

May 9, 2024 : Kevin Rapp
The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

 Day 1 I walked the mile on Springer Mountain to the famous Appalachian Trail plaque. Seeing photos and videos of the plaque does

May 6, 2024 : Kevin Rapp
Off to a ROCKY Start

Off to a ROCKY Start

 I arrived in Atlanta and enjoyed my two-hour shuttle ride to Amicolola Falls Lodge. The lodge was everything

May 3, 2024 : Kevin Rapp
Why the AT

Why the AT

Need More Stories! My 88-year-old father moved into an independent living center two years back.  After a few weeks I came back to visit

Apr 28, 2024 : Kevin Rapp