I grew up in a small farm town in south Georgia, where my outdoor adventures consisted of riding ATV's through mud holes, walking show cattle with a tractor, and competing in barrel racing competitions with my Quarter Horses. I eventually moved to Athens, Georgia for college and graduated from the University of Georgia, where I finished two college degrees and still have no idea what I want to do with my life. I attempted a thru-hike in 2015 until an injury forced me off-trail at mile 700. In 2016 (quite unplanned), I embarked on another thru-hike attempt, this time a flip-flop. Once again, injury (these darned feet) forced me off trail after 3 months. I am and always will remain an active member of the Appalachian Trail community, and WILL finish the trail, sooner rather than later.
Several people have asked for more day to day details, so for this post I'm actually going to be writing each day and then publishing it at the end
Last we caught up I was leaving Front Royal to finish up the state of Virginia. Many things have transpired since then, so here it goes! Catching
Shenandoah National Park is behind me! It's been a busy couple of weeks since I left Highlighter's place and headed out into SNP. What I've been
I'm writing this while sitting in the living room of Highlighter's condo at Wintergreen Ski Resort, with Swiss Miss (from Switzerland), Tippy Toes,
Virginia gets talked about a lot. For good reason, after all it DOES contain the most AT miles of any state. However, there seems to be a whole lot
Friday, May 20th. Just another random Friday for most people. You were probably eagerly awaiting getting off work to have a few drinks, or perhaps
The gear I used on my thru-hike attempt last year worked WONDERFULLY (you can see pretty much what I took with me lighterpack which has more details.
Have you ever dreamt about doing something totally foolish, something so absurd that perhaps you were afraid to tell anyone except possibly those
I haven't written in a while. Truthfully, I've been so busy doing life that it hasn't been a priority. But lately, in the rare quiet moment that I
“Ends are not bad things, they just mean that something else is about to begin. And there are many things that don't really end, anyway, they just