Appalachian Trail Update #4: How Crispy Got His Groove Back Written 3/19/2016 Let’s say you spent the night packed in Double Spring Shelter in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in negative degree temperatures and awaken to a land of untrammeled snow with temperatures that show no sign of rising. What do you do? For some […]Read more "Appalachian Trail Update #4: How Crispy Got His Groove Back"
Appalachian Trail update #3: The Recovery Written 3/12/2017 I have a saying: “If you’re smiling you’re crispy, if you’re frowning you’re soggy.” Well I’d been feeling pretty soggy since March 1st. Thankfully though, things are looking up! I don’t know what was more excruciating, walking 11.7 miles on a freshly torn quadricep or hiking a […]Read more "Appalachian Trail update #3: The Recovery"
Appalachian Trail update #2 Written 3/2/2017 “Things have been going smoothly for me, and as long as I stay injury and illness free, I should continue to roll,” I wrote in my last blog post. “I learned a bit of restraint from my hernia a few years ago which was caused by trying to […]Read more "Appalachian Trail update #2: The Injury"
Appalachian Trail update #1 Written 2/26/2017 I have officially made it through Georgia and into North Carolina. I am writing while sitting all alone at the summit of Standing Indian Mountain, the first 5,000 footer of my trip, taking in the sunset on a cold but clear night. I must say, I found the […]Read more "Appalachian Trail update #1: A Good Start"
My next hike has the potential to be the longest of my life. Maybe it will be short, who knows. My next hike is the culmination of my entire existence to this point, the culmination of my experiences in the mountains, the places I’ve lived and worked, and my interests and skills. My next hike […]Read more "My Next Hike: From Bluegrass to Maple Syrup"
After coming home from Asia, I returned to my old stomping grounds in New Hampshire and revisited a job I had not done since the fall of 2014 (as mentioned in A Quick Hut Wrap Up): Appalachian Mountain Club Hut ‘Croo.’ After a few months of unfamiliar landscapes, languages, and foods, it was really nice […]Read more "Why I Love Working in the AMC Huts"
Statistics prove that those who begin the Appalachian Trail alone have a higher rate of completion. But sometimes two heads are better than one, and this power couple consisting of Nick Luchetti and Donnie Kirk are lining themselves up for success! Attempting the entire Appalachian Trail starting northbound in late February 2017, they’re stoked to […]Read more "Hikers Who Help – Nick Luchetti and Donnie Kirk – People In the Outdoors, February 2017"