#appalachiantrail2022

If I Could Do it Over, The Last Half, and Aftermath

If I Could Do it Over, The Last Half, and Aftermath

If I Could Do It Over Logistics I had an amazing journey and I am incredibly privileged to have had the opportunity to hike the AT. However, there are some...

Nov 13, 2022 : Mountain Goat
The Final Gear List (Sprite)

The Final Gear List (Sprite)

Alright, if you have been following us, You'll know that we made A LOT of gear switches. So, here it is, what we finished with, and what made it the...

Sep 8, 2022 : Mountain Goat
End of Book 1: New Hampshire and Maine

End of Book 1: New Hampshire and Maine

As I recount the past few weeks, I find myself bewildered by how time, and trail progress passes me by. It has been hundreds of kilometers since Lincoln. We have...

Aug 12, 2022 : Mountain Goat
An Overdue Homage to Smugness

An Overdue Homage to Smugness

Smugness! 823 miles down, and I feel it necessary to make clear some things that may not have been explicitely and accurately represented in my previous posts. For those who...

Jul 1, 2022 : Mountain Goat
The Never-Mentioned States

The Never-Mentioned States

When you start researching the Appalachian Trail, there are common challenges and states that reoccur in your searches. Before you embark, you feel well prepared for all the things coming

Jun 7, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Pennsylvania…

Pennsylvania…

The Good Contrary to popular belief, Pennsylvania (PA) is not all bad. There's much to be celebrated in this state, and much to be missed. A Smugness on a fun...

May 14, 2022 : Mountain Goat
5 Things Not to do in Your First Week

5 Things Not to do in Your First Week

1. Don't Have a Long Travel Itinerary We started our flip-flop with an extremely long commute: Victoria-Vancouver, via ferry at 2100, on April 23rd; Vancouver-Calgary, via air at

May 3, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Finding My Rhythm, Aligning with the Rhythms of Nature

Finding My Rhythm, Aligning with the Rhythms of Nature

Rain and grey dominated the drive from NY to GA. Moments of blue and light peeked through, then rain again. During my shift at the wheel I fine tuned the...

May 1, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Week 1- Blood, Rain and Tears

Week 1- Blood, Rain and Tears

For the first time, Hello from the Appalachian Trail! We have now completed 52.5 miles plus the 9 miles of the Approach Trail! We spent our first zero in Helen,...

Mar 21, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Preparation, Changes & Panic

Preparation, Changes & Panic

So, it’s very nearly go-time. Preparation is practically complete, changes have been made and panic is nearly under control. On Friday, my wife, Eileen, and I will drive from State...

Feb 16, 2022 : Eddy Grunenwald