Greetings. My name is Steve Gallagher. I am 30 years old and I will be thru hiking the AT starting in March 2014. I chose this rather unflattering profile picture because it represents the last time I accomplished a seemingly impossible goal: finishing a marathon. While running 26.2 miles once seemed impossible, spending the next 5-6 months hiking through 2,200 miles of mountainous woods from Georgia to Maine is unimaginable. It will be a true test for me, but one that I am excited to undertake. Hope you will follow along on my adventure.
I’m writing this blog to let you know that I have decided to get off the trail. After cranking out four 20+ mile days in a row, I developed some
After a planned off-trail trip to play in a golf tourney in Philly, and waiting out tornado warnings in Asheville, NC, Carsoni and I jumped back on
I've just crossed the 300 mile mark and so I thought I'd update my list of takeaways from the journey thus far: Hiking is still tough Although
View from Fontana Dam: much more beautiful before I knew I had to climb it After crossing Fontana Dam, we entered the Great Smoky Mountains
There's a lot of time for thinking out on the trail, and so when the idea for this blog post came to me the other day, I spent the majority of 18
Now that I've been walking the trail for ten days and have crossed the 100 mile mark, I thought I'd post my initial impressions of life on the
After a rough day one, the past few days have been great. Day 2 started off with a very cold morning , but the sun gradually burned off the clouds
If I were to summarize day one of my AT thru-hike in one word, I would say "rough". I woke up around 4:20 AM, shared a teary goodbye with my parents,
Hello and welcome to my Appalachian Trail blog. My name is Steve Gallagher and on March 19th I will be starting the long walk from Georgia to Maine.