Zen

My name is Michael, but on the trail I've answered to Zen, Easy, Yogi, and a few names I'd rather not repeat. I've been hiking sections of the Appalachian Trail for over 30 years, and have just decided to put it all together and complete a lifelong dream of walking from Georgia to Maine. Besides the joys of having a great family, I also love snowboarding, yoga, reading, cooking, and brewing beer, I've also spent over two decades as a funeral director. Living my life so close to death has taught me not to put off my dreams... so the adventure begins.

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A Good Finish – Better Late than Never

A Good Finish – Better Late than Never

A Good Finish - Video Link Click HereDay 164: ME Rt. 15 / Monson to Barren Ledges (16.4 miles, marker 2,100.1)Today was the start of the

Nov 7, 2023 : Zen
A Wild Week

A Wild Week

A Wild Week - Video Link Click HereDay 154: ME Rt 4 / Rangeley to Sluice Brook Logging Road (13.5 miles, marker 1,956.1) Today began with a

Aug 30, 2023 : Zen
A Jungle Gym Called Maine

A Jungle Gym Called Maine

A Jungle Gym Called Maine - Video Link Click HereDay 146: US Rt. 2 / Gorham to Carlo Col Shelter (17 miles, marker 1,916.9) Today was a long,

Aug 24, 2023 : Zen
Headfirst Towards Death – A Cautionary Tale

Headfirst Towards Death – A Cautionary Tale

Headfirst Towards Death - Video Link Click Here  Warning - This post and video include graphic images. Taking a Header Down the Mountain This

Aug 23, 2023 : Zen
The Whites

The Whites

The Whites - Video Link Click HereDay 136: NH Rt. 25 to Kinsman Notch (9.5 miles, marker 1,808.8) Today was my first day hiking in The White

Aug 19, 2023 : Zen
Veering From the Redline

Veering From the Redline

Veering From The Redline - Video Link Click HereDay 131: US Rt. 4, Rutland, VT to The Lookout (17.3 miles, marker 1,726.5) I escaped the Yellow

Aug 9, 2023 : Zen
Hiking Though Ski Land

Hiking Though Ski Land

Hiking Though Ski Land - Video Link Click Here   Day 125: Rt. 9, Barrington, VT to Kelley Stand Road, Wicked Waystation (22.6 miles, marker

Jul 27, 2023 : Zen
Hiking My Own Hike

Hiking My Own Hike

Hiking My Own Hike - Video Link Click HereDay 119: Zero in Great Barrington, MA (0 miles, marker 1,529) Woke up this morning to pouring rain and

Jul 21, 2023 : Zen
Aftermath of a Storm: Bear Mountain, Reroutes, and Washouts

Aftermath of a Storm: Bear Mountain, Reroutes, and Washouts

I headed for the Bear Mountain bridge, oblivious to what was waiting for me, the wreckage the massive rains had caused.

Jul 19, 2023 : Zen
Getting the Gang Back Together

Getting the Gang Back Together

Getting the Gang Back Together - Video Link Click HereDay 105: Culvers Gap, NJ to High Point Shelter (16.1 miles, marker 1341.5) A good start to

Jul 9, 2023 : Zen