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Trail Legs, Meat, Garlic, and Crosses

Trail Legs, Meat, Garlic, and Crosses

The trail continues. It winds back and forth, goes up and down. A day on trail is becoming the normal day. A standard against which all other days are measured....

Jun 19, 2024 : Pyro
Half way there

Half way there

Day 81 Pen Mar Park To Quarry Gap Shelter - AT Daily Miles 20.4; AT Total Miles 1088.1 The five days at home flew by and I was back on...

Jun 9, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
Hiding from the Sun on the AT

Hiding from the Sun on the AT

Excessive ultraviolet radiation from the sun causes skin to wither, blister, and burn. I guess whatever tan I acquired on previous hikes is gone. My skin is excessively sensitive to...

Jun 5, 2024 : Pyro
Three New States!

Three New States!

Day 71 Front Royal To Pine Ridge - AT Daily Miles 26.0; AT Total Miles 998.4 The zero day yesterday was well spent. It rained most of the day and I...

May 31, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park

Day 64 Rockfish Gap To Blackrock Gap - AT Daily Miles 20.0; AT Total Miles 884.6 My rest day yesterday was awesome and I got a lot done, including my resupply...

May 27, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
Scenic Virginia and A Reunion

Scenic Virginia and A Reunion

Day 52 - VA 635 To Power Lines -- AT Daily Miles 21.4; AT Total Miles 681.1 Today was just as hard as I thought it was going to be....

May 19, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
NC/TN

NC/TN

     As I prepare to enter Virginia I look back at the photos that have captured my Journey thus far. In this entry, I have compiled some of my...

May 11, 2024 : Tyler Hobbit Roerick
What is Working So Far

What is Working So Far

I’m starting a long five day break from the trail. I feel both good and bad about doing it. Of course, having time to spend with my family will be...

May 10, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
Pulling a Winger

Pulling a Winger

In the classic movie "Stripes," Bill Murray’s character John Winger, and his friend decide to join the army. They watch a TV ad that paints the army to be this...

May 9, 2024 : Kevin Rapp
Acorn, Ranger and Hostels

Acorn, Ranger and Hostels

Day 41:  AT Miles 12.8 --  Bear Garden To Burke’s Garden Hostel I loved the start to my day today. I knew I’d be waiting out the rain so I...

May 6, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle