When I walked away from Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire, on July 7th, 2017, I felt as if that was the hardest thing I had to do on my entire hike. I was tired, I had to leave all of my friends and a place I felt very comfortable and hike on alone into unfamiliar territory. […]Read more "Appalachian Trail Update #15: Maine"
Update #8 – Pennsylvania Rocks! Rocksylvania they call it. “Where boots go to die,” they say. As I hiked north from Carlisle, PA, I wondered when it would start. For some reason, it seemed like no matter how far we got, the severe rocks never showed up, and people ominously warned us “oh, they’re coming.” […]Read more "Appalachian Trail Update #8-14: The Rest of the Story (Mostly)"
2017 Northbound Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail complete (as of July 27, 2017)! Updates #8-15: The Rest of The Story, and Reflections to come soon! Thanks for reading! Happy Trails!Read more "Appalachian Trail Update #16: Finished!"
Appalachian Trail Update #7: Appalachian Trail Pics (So Far) Written 6/7/2017 Each gallery is associated with the linked title above Appalachian Trail update #1: A Good Start Appalachian Trail update #2: The Injury Appalachian Trail update #3: The Recovery Appalachian Trail Update #4: How Crispy Got His Groove Back Appalachian Trail Update #5: Down In […]Read more "Appalachian Trail Update #7: Appalachian Trail Pics (So Far)"
Appalachian Trail Update #6: Now, The North Written May 16, 2017 Upon arriving in Virginia in early April, I had hoped I would be greeted with open arms and given a warm welcome by the state I love so much. However, I was given the cold shoulder. In fact, freezing. I found myself climbing Whitetop […]Read more "Appalachian Trail Update #6: Now, The North"
Appalachian Trail Update #5: Back In Ol’ Virginny Written 4/6/2015 As I crossed over the border from Tennessee into Virginia on April 5th, 2017, the words of “Rocking Chair” by The Band came into my head: “oh to be home again, down in ol’ Virginny.” Virginia is a place I was fortunate to call home […]Read more "Appalachian Trail Update #5: Down In Ol’ Virginny"
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"