#theincidentontheat2023

Babies and Blisters

Babies and Blisters

I never get blisters. Not anymore. Some years ago, after struggling with toe blisters (my toes are very closely spaced) and repeatedly losing toenails on long hikes, I made some...

Jan 31, 2023 : Jon
What’s in My Backpack? My (Pre-Trip) AT Thru Hike Gear List

What’s in My Backpack? My (Pre-Trip) AT Thru Hike Gear List

Disclaimers & Warnings We all know that the main reason anyone bothers to read pre-trip gear lists is so they can criticize someone else's gear choices. And by "they," I...

Jan 18, 2023 : Jon
Why I’m Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail – The REAL Reasons

Why I’m Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail – The REAL Reasons

Benton MacKaye, who first proposed the Appalachian Trail, wrote that "there are three things: to walk, to see, and to see what you see." I agree. I also want to...

Jan 18, 2023 : Jon
Why I’m Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Why I’m Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail

I just can't shake the idea of an AT thru hike. Not that I've really tried to shake it, of course.  I've been nurturing it.

Jan 17, 2023 : Jon