Monthly Archives: May 2013

Mile 937.4 – Luray, VA – Bottom’s Up

Along the trail the music best keeping me company has been that of traditional Irish songs. I was just learning the lyrics to “The Irish Rover” – a fictitious story about a massive Irish boat and its absurd crew and … Continue reading

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Mile 857.5 – Waynesboro VA – 2 if by Sea

I’ve decided to go Aquablazing. This means I’m renting a canoe to travel down the Shenendoah River parallel to the AT for a while. I’m headed out tomorrow with Shaman and Jeremiah and expect to go for maybe 5-7 days … Continue reading

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Mile 838.7 – Blue Ridge Parkway 13.1

Down the track came a hobo hikin’ and he said “boys I’m not turning.” I’m headed for a land that’s far away beyond the crystal foundations. So come with me we’ll go and see the Big Rock Candy Mountains. I’ve … Continue reading

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Is it all the same?

As I’ve spoken to other thru-hikers along the Appalachian Trail I’ve noticed a consistent theme regarding ethics – “it’s all the same” – so they claim. This claim is that the ethics of Christianity is sufficiently similar to any other … Continue reading

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Mile 780.3 – Glasgow VA – I hike things up and hike them down.

There’s a commericial for Planet Fitness where a massive weightlifter at a competitor’s gym say’s “I pick things up and put them down.” (I suppose they are saying that their own gyms have a normal person clientele, not just dumb … Continue reading

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A Zero Day

I hiked 0 trail miles today at a blistering pace of 0 mph. Even on zero days we still manage to get in some walking as we have no car and must walk everywhere in town. In a day and … Continue reading

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Mile 723.5 Daleville VA

I see why they call this the Virginia Blues. The initial excitement of the trail has waned for many thru-hikers. Some have gone home willingly, others injured. The crowds on the trail have disappeared and now I camp with only … Continue reading

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