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Storms Pass – Leaving Vermont

Storms Pass – Leaving Vermont

Barefoot on the left. After snooping a bit, I was able to find baby photos I had not seen in decades. My family as a whole became as much a...

Sep 8, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Continuing After Trail Days

Continuing After Trail Days

With the rains returned, the quiet of nature helps me adjust to the aftershock of Trail Days. The weekend was packed with amazing and wonderful reunions, bands, gear vendors, activities,...

May 23, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
From Tides to Trail : Finding A New Community After Leaving the Military

From Tides to Trail : Finding A New Community After Leaving the Military

Mile 460. As I reflect, I left my job in Hawaii over a year and a half ago. It was a hard transition to hang up my Navy uniform and...

May 13, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Week 1: The Fellowship and The Four Trials

Week 1: The Fellowship and The Four Trials

Preaching Rock Outlook with Planner, left, Nate at center, and me, Barefoot. What an incredible week as I enter Day 11. I had a fun week of 100 miles to...

Apr 12, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
What’s In a Name? (Part 2) How They Earned Their Trail Names

What’s In a Name? (Part 2) How They Earned Their Trail Names

  Hi, everyone. Due to the outpouring of new stories and feedback from the community, I have gone ahead and included as many more fun and interesting trail name stories in...

Mar 23, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Don’t Stop Believing: Departing for a Journey

Don’t Stop Believing: Departing for a Journey

Hi Folks! If you have found this entry then you have probably already heard my spiel about leaving life for six months to walk from Georgia all the way to...

Mar 3, 2016 : Cupcake!
Two Halves of a Whole Idiot

Two Halves of a Whole Idiot

Bryson said it best "hiking was a tiring, dirty, pointless slog between distantly spaced comfort zones." And I found it's much harder to find someone to thru hike than I...

Dec 1, 2015 : Kimmy Morris
Surviving A Year With The Itch

Surviving A Year With The Itch

One year of serious planning, doubts, & fears. One year of reading gear reviews until I thought my eyes might bleed & a year of buying gear until I though...

Nov 25, 2015 : Kimmy Morris