Bookie

Just because you’ve left the trail doesn’t mean the trail has left you

Just because you’ve left the trail doesn’t mean the trail has left you

It's the time of year when many of us past thru hikers are coming upon our "trail-aversary."  Maybe it has already come and gone as mine has, maybe it's just...

Apr 12, 2017 : Bookie / Gator Tater
“Before I die I want to…”

“Before I die I want to…”

I owe it to all my followers, to myself, but even more so, tonight I owe it to a sweet and kind man.  This is for him! In the spring...

Oct 26, 2016 : Bookie / Gator Tater
Maine… it’s the real deal – Part 2

Maine… it’s the real deal – Part 2

Monson, Maine I meandered away from the group ducking around the back of Shaw's Lodging to where my tent stood.  I quietly called to No Shame letting her know I...

Mar 9, 2016 : Bookie / Gator Tater
There’s no need to redesign the wheel

There’s no need to redesign the wheel

It's that time already!!! Springer Mountain GA "Let the games begin" I can't believe people are filling their packs with all their new found lifelines and are headed into the...

Mar 5, 2016 : Bookie / Gator Tater
Maine… it’s the real deal: part 1

Maine… it’s the real deal: part 1

The trail brings so many things to life, you don't realize just how much until you leave the trail.  Maine... Maine was one of those things. Soul Eater meets Maine...

Feb 11, 2016 : Bookie / Gator Tater
You know you’re a thru hiker when…

You know you’re a thru hiker when…

A headlamp is considered an accessory *this picture is a week after finishing the trail*   There are no leftovers!   It's okay to talk about poop during meals (well...

Dec 1, 2015 : Bookie / Gator Tater
Pennsylvania Insurance

Pennsylvania Insurance

The rocks are hidden beneath a blanket of leaves! When people talk of PA and the trail all you hear about are rocks, rocks, rocks, and more rocks. Oh don't...

Nov 9, 2015 : Bookie / Gator Tater
To the Trail Angels out there!

To the Trail Angels out there!

Do people really understand what a difference it makes when they take time to assist a thru hiker? I'm going to do my best to provide some level of understanding...

Oct 18, 2015 : Bookie / Gator Tater
Hello New Hampshire… I thought I loved you!

Hello New Hampshire… I thought I loved you!

Raw beauty! That is the White Mountains of NH.  Vistas, weather, AMC, rock scrambles, people, and so much more.  I work so hard to fill myself with joy and happiness....

Oct 9, 2015 : Bookie / Gator Tater
Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment

Things on the trail are constantly changing,  whether it be terrain,  people,  food,  lodging,  towns, weather or yourself.   Just recently there has been an upheaval of changes in my life.

Sep 15, 2015 : Bookie / Gator Tater