Noel Nason

Hello my Name is Noel, and I am a New Hampshire Native, but have lived in many other parts of the country as well. I am new to both extended hiking and blogging (old guy). I do enjoy being outside, cooking BBQ on my big green egg, and driving my jeep with the top down and doors off any chance I get. I own a successful Home Inspection Business, and I am also a Realtor. I have a wife of over 20 years and we have two children that are both currently serving in the US Air Force. I myself am a US Marine Corps veteran.

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Blue Skies Chase Away the Rainy Day Blahs

Blue Skies Chase Away the Rainy Day Blahs

When I left Marion it was another miserable rainy day. I have now realized that I absolutely hate hiking in the rain. I trudged on, though after a

May 6, 2018 : Noel Nason
Damascus to Marion, VA

Damascus to Marion, VA

Damascus, not what you might think. I was so happy to finally reach Damascus until I actually got to Damascus. Every one had said it was a small

Apr 22, 2018 : Noel Nason
Plagued with Bad Weather Through the Smokies

Plagued with Bad Weather Through the Smokies

Bye bye Smokies So I finally was able to say goodbye to the Smokies. What a miserable journey that was; nothing but a lot of bad weather almost

Apr 12, 2018 : Noel Nason
Rule No. 1: Don’t Believe the Weather Forecast

Rule No. 1: Don’t Believe the Weather Forecast

Don't believe the weather forecast on the Appalachian Trail. After three days in the rain, snow, and wind we're at Derrick Knob Shelter. The

Mar 25, 2018 : Noel Nason
Another Week and I’m Still Alive, Mom

Another Week and I’m Still Alive, Mom

Not all slack packing is easy After two days spent at the Top of Georgia Hostel due to weather, I decided to take the advice of much younger

Mar 17, 2018 : Noel Nason
I’m on the Trail: Springer to Woody Gap

I’m on the Trail: Springer to Woody Gap

At noon on Saturday, March 3, I left my wife and mother with a teary goodbye. Nobody really wanted to leave but this hike wasn't going to hike

Mar 5, 2018 : Noel Nason
I’ve Started the Trek to My Long Walk

I’ve Started the Trek to My Long Walk

Today I started my trek to start my trek. After almost two years of planning the past week has been chaotic to say the least. The past four days have

Feb 23, 2018 : Noel Nason
After Shakedown Hike, What’s Staying Home, What I’m Taking

After Shakedown Hike, What’s Staying Home, What I’m Taking

This weekend I took off to try out my new Cuben Fiber tarp, under quilt, and top quilt on a short hike in New Hampshire's Belknap Mountains located

Feb 3, 2018 : Noel Nason
Four Weeks To Go And Still Trying To Figure It Out

Four Weeks To Go And Still Trying To Figure It Out

With about 30 days to go until kickoff, things are getting real here in the cold Northeast. I will be receiving the final pieces of gear tomorrow. I

Jan 19, 2018 : Noel Nason
Short Time Until The Big Day

Short Time Until The Big Day

51 days left. Am I OK? With just a short 51 days left until I take on the long walk home, I could say that I am as cool as a cucumber, but that

Jan 10, 2018 : Noel Nason