Marc Privitera

Marc Privitera is a vintage backpacker, cyclist, skier/snowboarder, musician and tinkerer. And he’s a pretty good chemical engineer. He can be found skiing and snowboarding most of the winter out west. He spends summers hiking and cycling in different parts of the country. He is known to build crazy stuff like water slides, tree houses and zip lines with all his nephews and nieces back at the Ellisburg, NY 1876 Schoolhouse. That is a story in itself. He likes to play guitar and sing. So, when the request was made by a passing neighbor for him to take his guitar and go play it in the woods, he could not resist. There’s a lot more about this guy you might want to find out. Just head to the AT and listen for some singing. It just might be him. Marc goes by Flat Pick out on the trail.

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Comfortable, Calming, Connecticut – But The Climbing Starts

Comfortable, Calming, Connecticut – But The Climbing Starts

Connecticut makes me think of the Pink Floyd song "Comfortably Numb".  This is the mental state you will be experiencing some of the "ledges" climbs

Jun 30, 2022 : Marc Privitera
Gnarly New York – From the Beginning

Gnarly New York – From the Beginning

"From the Beginning", an interesting Emerson, Lake and Palmer song.  The first 20 miles of the Appalachian Trail were opened in Harriman and Bear

Jun 26, 2022 : Marc Privitera
Spirituality on the Trail

Spirituality on the Trail

When you hike the Appalachian Trail there are many hours of solo hiking.  You are with your thoughts out in nature and you can not help but examine

Jun 22, 2022 : Marc Privitera
Nice New Jersey

Nice New Jersey

You can’t write a post about New Jersey without thinking about Bruce Springsteen and his many famous songs.  The Appalachian Trail in New Jersey is

Jun 19, 2022 : Marc Privitera
Zeros and Near-os and the Apple Pie Bakery

Zeros and Near-os and the Apple Pie Bakery

Both Imagine Dragons and Smashing Pumpkins have recorded songs titled Zero.  Neither one has to do with taking a zero (taking a day off or clocking

Jun 14, 2022 : Marc Privitera
The Tramily

The Tramily

In thinking about family, or in this case a tramily or “trail family”, the Sister Sledge classic “We Are Family” probably pops into your head.  One

Jun 7, 2022 : Marc Privitera
Welcome to the Hotel Rocksylvania

Welcome to the Hotel Rocksylvania

A play on the words of the iconic Eagles song. Let’s talk about the mental game required to negotiate the Pennsylvania rocks. The concentration and

Jun 3, 2022 : Marc Privitera
Lessons Learned Early on the Appalachian Trail

Lessons Learned Early on the Appalachian Trail

  “Teach Your Children” the Graham Nash song comes to mind.  The Trail does teach well.  You prepare, you read, you watch videos.  All

May 30, 2022 : Marc Privitera
Marvelous Maryland

Marvelous Maryland

What a way to start.  Cross the bridge over the Potomac at Harpers Ferry and you are on your adventure.  This part of the trail is famous for the

May 27, 2022 : Marc Privitera
Planes, Trains and French Toast Muffins

Planes, Trains and French Toast Muffins

Jet Airliner, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Peace Train, Long Train Running, all great songs to have playing in your head while travelling to the

May 20, 2022 : Marc Privitera