After retiring 3 years ago, I have been living the nomadic lifestyle in my RV while traveling around the United States. I have always lived the life of adventure, but was looking for something NEW which brought me to my planned AT Thru Hike in 2017. As a middle aged guy, I find myself identifying with Stephen Katz (AKA Nick Nolte) in the "A Walk in the Woods" movie. This will be a Zero to Hero hike since I've never done an overnight backpacking trip in my life. But I'm up for the challenge..I think!
When you take on this challenge of hiking 2,200 miles, you come across many interesting facts and challenges in your research. You find things about H
I've been talking about doing some hiking BEFORE the AT Thru Hike because I've a virgin hiker (never done an overnight hiking trip where you are backc
After a few weeks off from the AT Preparations, I'm back at it. In case you didn't know, I had two surgeries (both elbows) over the past 12 weeks. Thi
NOW THAT is A HUGE Backpack! As you hike, you see people who have all sizes and types of backpacks. I'm sure you've never seen someone is a back lik
Life of an AT Thru Hiker is MORE than just hiking. It also has a lot (I mean A LOT) of time on the internet searching for the right gear, searching f
There's nothing fun, glamorous or exciting about TICKS! I've been very careful about Where I hike of late because in Missouri in the summer, t
I've seen blog after blog of people who say Top Ramen Noddles are a mainstay for the AT Thru Hiker and I was one of those who have "drank the koolaid"
Gear hound...yeah, that's me! I've searched high and low for the best deals on the gear I will be carrying along with me on the AT Thru Hike. Like
"Practice is everything. This is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect." Periander So how much training is ENOUGH training? It's not the same fo
After living in parks and campgrounds for 3 years, sometimes you just want to hang out in a normal house. House sitting...it's something everyone c