Scuba Steve

Salutations fellow wanderers and followers, fans, friends, and families of wanderers! Our's not to reason why, Ours but to hike and die, Up the Appalachian Trail, hiked the 2017 thru hikers. (With apologies to Alfred, Lord Tennyson). My ambitious plan is to start a NOBO the first week of May, take one week off in mid June, and finish by the first week of September. I will either succeed greatly, or fail spectacularly, either way, it should be quite entertaining and exciting. I am 47, retired military, working on my MBA, a book, and of course a hike! RLTW

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Day 5, 6, 7

Day 5, 6, 7

Day 5 & 6 &7 Day 5The 4 Amigos, Myself, Scrambler, Snorelax, and Red Bull, left together the Top of Georgia Hostel, to hit our first

May 9, 2017 : Scuba Steve
Day 3 and 4

Day 3 and 4

Day 3 and 4Day 3 Left Neel’s Gap early, got on the trail at 0700. Cold and wet was how it started, rain gear on. Less than a mile in, rain

May 6, 2017 : Scuba Steve
Day 1 and 2

Day 1 and 2

First Two Days Down!Day 1 After spending the night at Springer Mountain Shelter with Poison Ivey and Guitar Hero (if you two are reading this,

May 6, 2017 : Scuba Steve
Start Time!

Start Time!

Day -2 Getting to Amicalola Falls Park! Starting from the DC area, there was really only one way to travel. Train! I love a long train ride, who

May 2, 2017 : Scuba Steve
Test Blog!

Test Blog!

Test, Test, 1, 2, 3, Test!I am testing my ability to blog from my phone, which will be my only connection to the outside world. You, where you

Apr 1, 2017 : Scuba Steve
Obligatory Gear List and Photo!

Obligatory Gear List and Photo!

My Thru-Hike GearThe obligatory gear gear layout! Here it is, a little over 30 days to start this grand adventure, and my gear assembly is

Apr 1, 2017 : Scuba Steve
My NOBO Thru-Hike

My NOBO Thru-Hike

The Plan!My plan? Start late in the year, go fast, and do not go ultra-light! Starting a NOBO Thru-Hike the first week of May. This goes against

Mar 14, 2017 : Scuba Steve
Why are you hiking the AT?

Why are you hiking the AT?

Why?“Why are you hiking the AT? Are you doing the whole thing at once? How far is that? How long will it take you?” These are some of the most

Feb 14, 2017 : Scuba Steve