Terry Gandy

Hi, my name is Terry Gandy, Trail name Cotton. I'm a retired engineer and am excited about sharing my 2016 NOBO (northbound) thruhike experience through my Appalachian Trials blog - Thanks, Zach! I've lived in Wisconsin for about ten years moving here from Kansas by way of Arizona, Nebraska and Missouri, where I was born and raised. I've appreciated what each of these states have had to offer in terms of the outdoors, geology and natural history. I'm especially looking forward to what the AT has to offer. As Colin Fletcher said in his book, River, "The man who takes the last step of a journey is not the same man as the one who took the first." I hope you will join me in my journey by checking out my blog from time to time.

Posts

D Minus 27 Days and Counting

D Minus 27 Days and Counting

It just occurred to me that I am finally down to the 'less-than-a-month-left' point in my hike preparation. It also occurred to me that it's been abou

Feb 18, 2016 : Terry Gandy
Gear Review – Guthook AT Hiker App

Gear Review – Guthook AT Hiker App

There are many choices of navigation tools for hiking the AT; gps, maps, various trail companions and guidebooks, and, of course, there's always the w

Jan 14, 2016 : Terry Gandy
5 Keys to Preparing for My Thruhike

5 Keys to Preparing for My Thruhike

A recent trailjournal.com entry by someone starting their January 2016 NOBO describes hiking the Approach Trail with a hiker not entirely prepared for

Jan 5, 2016 : Terry Gandy
Notes to Self – Introducing Terry Gandy

Notes to Self – Introducing Terry Gandy

I like to write. I guess that's the main reason I petitioned Zach Davis to include me as one of his 2016 AT Bloggers. Frankly, I haven't even figured

Dec 2, 2015 : Terry Gandy
Why I Want to Hike the Appalachian Trail

Why I Want to Hike the Appalachian Trail

Putting first things first, I think it is only proper that my first post should explain why I'm thruhiking the AT. So, here are my three lists per Zac

Nov 10, 2015 : Terry Gandy