“Yogi Bear with “don’t feed the bears” message – NARA – 286013″ by Unknown or not provided – U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yogi_Bear_with_%22don%27t_feed_the_bears%22_message_-_NARA_-_286013.tif#/media/File:Yogi_Bear_with_%22don%27t_feed_the_bears%22_message_-_NARA_-_286013.tif
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Joe Schmidt is a native New Yorker. A Western Kentucky University dropout, he holds degrees from the University of Louisville and Spalding University. His writing has appeared in print or online in River Styx, The Louisville Review, the Prose Poem Project. After years of weekend hiking in the Ohio and Tennessee valley regions, Joe (aka "Triton") hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in 2011. He also hiked a 500 mile section of the AT in 2014.