I love old-school blues, my dog, Oliver, New York bagels and most (if not all) terrible 80’s movies. For the past few years I’ve been working in insurance, living just outside Phoenix, Arizona. During the week, I worked, but on the weekends I spent my time in the canyons and wonderlands of the great American Southwest. No matter how much I tried to convince myself that corporate life was good, safe and dependable…I could never shake the calling of the wild unknown. Deep down, I knew what I really wanted -“If only I had the guts to follow my heart.” I’ve now recently left that corporate world behind, and have chosen to pursue my youngest childhood dream. This spring, I will set out to thru-hike the entire Appalachian Trail - from Georgia to Maine. Join me on this great adventure as I blog the highs and lows of trail life, on my quest for Katahdin!
I've made it 470 miles on the Appalachian Trail thus far. I've had great days, bad days, and everything in between. I felt as if I prepared both
Sitting on a bench at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, thinking back on the past few weeks, I can't help but smile from ear to ear. All those years of
In just a few hours from now, I will live out my childhood dream. How can I possibly explain all the emotions I’m experiencing as I pack away my
Seven out of ten people fail to finish a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Completing this trail is a grueling challenge that will test a person up
I’ve gotten quite a few questions about my upcoming thru-hike, many of which are par for the course when sharing such plans with friends and family.
“To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge” – Socrates I’ve gone public. Everyone knows I am ACTUALLY really
Roots Its funny how looking back on one’s life there are certain memories that stand out as if burned into the mind and never to be forgotten. When