Victor Hipcat Perrotti

Hello all, I currently live and work in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I'm married with three children and have recently retired from a career of teaching special education. Film photography is one of my obsessions. Recently, my time has been spent studying graphic design and training. Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail is something I have thought about for decades. I had all but given up on the idea when the cartilage in my hip joints prematurely wore out due to dysplasia. After replacement surgery in 2015, I was determined to get my life back to as “normal” as possible. Currently, I am on track to begin thru-hiking the beginning of March 2018. “Normal” will have to be redefined. victorperrotti.com

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Closure to My Hike after All These Months

Closure to My Hike after All These Months

I've been putting this blog off for a while. It has been almost four months since I summited Katahdin (Aug. 14) and it's time to bring some closure

Dec 8, 2018 : Victor Hipcat Perrotti
Finding a Rhythm

Finding a Rhythm

It's been a while since I posted a blog. I have found it difficult to blog and get my miles in. I am doing well and am currently in New Jersey. I

Jun 16, 2018 : Victor Hipcat Perrotti
Bring on the Virginia Blues

Bring on the Virginia Blues

I'm in my home state! I was ecstatic on Wednesday, April 18, when I crossed the boundary line from Tennessee to Virginia. Virginia is the state that

Apr 19, 2018 : Victor Hipcat Perrotti
Longing for Summer as Winter Hangs On

Longing for Summer as Winter Hangs On

At Nature's Inn Hostel and Cabins for a nero day as winter won't let go. Last night at Hogback Ridge Shelter was interesting. I was sleeping in my

Apr 7, 2018 : Victor Hipcat Perrotti
Taking Stock with a Zero in Franklin

Taking Stock with a Zero in Franklin

Sitting on the sidewalk with friends, outside the pharmacy killing time until the outfitter opens, I reflect on the past week and a half. I wasn’t

Mar 20, 2018 : Victor Hipcat Perrotti
Leaving the Rat Race Behind

Leaving the Rat Race Behind

As my thoughts turn to life on the trail, I thought of a poem that I had written after a day hike on Big Run Trail in Shenandoah National Park. I

Feb 25, 2018 : Victor Hipcat Perrotti
Tying Up the Nuts and Bolts as Start Date Approaches

Tying Up the Nuts and Bolts as Start Date Approaches

I would be lying if I were to say that I was feeling no apprehension about by upcoming thru-hike. I am just over two weeks away from my start date. I

Feb 17, 2018 : Victor Hipcat Perrotti
Training for the Mountains at Sea Level

Training for the Mountains at Sea Level

Before hip replacement surgery, I constantly worked at maintaining a basic level of fitness. My lifestyle revolved around the surf conditions. I

Feb 4, 2018 : Victor Hipcat Perrotti
Hip Surgery Behind Him,  Thru-Hike Comes Into Focus

Hip Surgery Behind Him, Thru-Hike Comes Into Focus

I got interested in camping in an unlikely manner. When I graduated high school, I joined the Army for a two-year enlistment. While on maneuvers in

Jan 20, 2018 : Victor Hipcat Perrotti
Thoreau in my Backpack

Thoreau in my Backpack

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.” — Henry David Thoreau discover a quiet hopeful mind fishing in

Jan 5, 2018 : Victor Hipcat Perrotti