I was a prospective 2016 AT NoBo thru-hiker, but leaning more toward a SoBo or flip-flop now. Also I'm a retired Army Sergeant First Class that lives in Kentucky with my three teenagers. I'm newly back into hiking and backpacking after some time away from it while serving in the military. I bring into these new adventures a completely different outlook than I had 20+ years ago when I originally wanted to do this hike.
I Had to Quit, but Only For a Bit
Hey, I made a rhyme! Seriously though, I made it to northbound mile 318 - Sam's Gap, and I quit the trail. When I left Hot Springs several days
Three Must Haves That Saved My Ass in the First 136 Miles, One Quite Literally
Nothing is worse than dealing with itchy swamp ass. You scratch it and it gets irritated causing you to scratch it again and before you know it you have the baboons ass on the products label.
Holy $#!¿, I’m Really Doing This!
I'm lying here in my bed at Hiker Hostel after sitting in my car for about a seven hour drive to Georgia. My dog was in the back seat and I
In February this year I had to delay my start date because I was kind of in the middle of helping my friends rebuild a new home and it would have
Inspiration and Perseverance
About two weeks back I came across a quote in an email from another blog site that I follow/read called Purpose Fairy. (First a major shout out to
Gear From the (Literal) Other Side of the World
While recently traveling abroad in Thailand I was hoping to come across some possible sweet deals on gear, mostly stuff to replace heavier versions
Prepare Now, for Time is Short
As I prepare more for my hike this next Spring I keep telling people how much I wish it was already March so I could be on trail heading north to
What is Wrong With You…?
Is the question my close friends and family are thinking when I tell them of my plan to hike the Appalachian Trail next year... What comes out