Mike Page

Hi! I’m Mike Page, but most of my friends call me Mike. I’m doing a Northbound (NOBO) trek of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) this spring (early March 2019), and it will be my first long distance hike. If all goes well, and to plan (Ha Ha Ha!) on the A.T., I am planning on also doing more thru-hikes soon. I grew up in Kentucky and left shortly after High school for the Army. That career was cut short by a blast injury in Iraq, and after a ridiculous amount of recovery, I’m ready to challenge myself in new and exciting ways. I’ll be blogging about my gear (especially the mistakes I’m sure I’m making in my choices), my journey, and what I’m sure will be a LOT of “What doesn’t kill you” moments.

Posts

My Lessons Learned in the First 100 Miles of the AT

My Lessons Learned in the First 100 Miles of the AT

The most important lessons I’ve learned on the AT in my first 100 miles is that I was not as prepared for thru-hiking as I thought I was and I was

Mar 21, 2019 : Mike Page
Reorganizing My Pack on My Last Shakedown

Reorganizing My Pack on My Last Shakedown

I finished my final shakedown hike this week.  I hiked a stretch of the North-South Trail in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.  The

Mar 8, 2019 : Mike Page
Mike’s Appalachian Trail Gear List

Mike’s Appalachian Trail Gear List

The Trek provides a great gear list builder that shows the individual weight of the gear you input.  It’s broken down into several common-sense

Jan 24, 2019 : Mike Page
Over 50, Overweight, Overloaded. AT, Here I Come

Over 50, Overweight, Overloaded. AT, Here I Come

I spent years in the infantry carrying way too much weight for far too many miles in terrible terrain.  I intend to be more aware during this trek

Jan 23, 2019 : Mike Page