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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Trail Magic From a Gnome

Trail Magic From a Gnome

Spring training has begun! And it got me thinking about my unusual experience with a luxury item I brought with me on my thru-hike – my Jacob deGrom

Mar 14, 2018 : Patrick Murray
February Flyby

February Flyby

Damn, February went by quickly! I know it’s only 3 days shorter than the norm, but it felt more like 3 weeks shorter.  My total numbers went down

Mar 6, 2018 : Patrick Murray
January down, miles to go…

January down, miles to go…

When I decided to make a running/hiking goal for the year, I didn’t have much to base it off.  1,500 miles seemed like a good, round number.  It

Jan 31, 2018 : Patrick Murray
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