Patrick Murray

I thruhiked the AT in 2016 and moved out to Colorado afterwards to keep the party going! I'm currently perfecting the art of being a weekend warrior, working as a wastewater operator during the weekdays and exploring the mountains in the evenings and on my days off

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Skip the Trip to Chafe Town

Skip the Trip to Chafe Town

Despite what instagram wants you to think, thru hiking the Appalachian Trail isn’t all gorgeous vistas, sexy hikers, and smiles. It’s also blisters,

Jan 15, 2018 : Patrick Murray
My Elevation Proclamation

My Elevation Proclamation

 Planning and executing a successful thru hike is a tedious and all-encompassing endeavor. After I made the decision to hike in November of 2015 the

Jan 2, 2018 : Patrick Murray
Hiking in Baxter State Park

Hiking in Baxter State Park

  Most AT guidebooks have a decent description of Baxter State Park's Regulations and accommodations. But as my trail family got closer to

Sep 6, 2016 : Patrick Murray
Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo!

5/5- campsite(486.2) to campsite(502.3) As the weather warms up, we eventually need to send our winter weather gear home and get our warm weather

May 11, 2016 : Patrick Murray
A quiet time in Damascus

A quiet time in Damascus

5/2-5/3 Damascus, VA (469.9) Since I put the 32 mile day into Damascus, I had to wait for everyone to catch up. So instead of just taking one day

May 9, 2016 : Patrick Murray
No sleep ’til ….Damascus!

No sleep ’til ….Damascus!

4/29 -  Moreland Gap Shelter (411.5) to Black Bear Hostel (418.2) Hot Toddie has a friend hiking with her for 10 days, and the first 3 we pushed

May 2, 2016 : Patrick Murray
Getting all caught up

Getting all caught up

Sorry for the lack of posts so far. between hiking, socializing, and fantasizing about food I haven't put too much time aside for writing. But I

Apr 29, 2016 : Patrick Murray
Packing in the miles

Packing in the miles

I don't mean to sound like I'm bragging, but I started my hike in better shape than most people. My dog and I are both very active and for over the

Apr 3, 2016 : Patrick Murray
1 week down and rolling!

1 week down and rolling!

 So I'm 7 days in and it's been AWESOME! After a 14 hour drive down from New Jersey,  I wanted to do nothing but hike, so my first few days were a

Apr 3, 2016 : Patrick Murray
A Bittersweet Shakedown

A Bittersweet Shakedown

After most of the 3 feet of snow cleared up, Mother Nature finally decided to grace us with decent weather. Highs in the low 40's and the nighttime

Feb 18, 2016 : Patrick Murray