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.