Category Archives: Appalachian Trail – 2013

Don’s Brother – A Hike of Hope on the Appalachian Trail

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Life and Death, the Appalachian Trail

I met him one evening in North Carolina. On a day where I covered more miles than I should have, Shady came to the shelter after me meaning he had hiked even further. Yet he was full of energy. Shortly … Continue reading

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5 Appalachian Trail FAQs

Question 1. What did you eat? Answer: This is always the first question I get. People’s initial assumption seems to be that we are like Bear Gryll’s out the trail foraging as we go. This is impossible. There isn’t much … Continue reading

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If you go the whole way, you only come half way back.

Early on in my hike of the AT I heard this phrase (“If you go the whole way, you only come half way back”) was told to the Erwin, TN trail angel Miss Janet and she just smiled in response. … Continue reading

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Mile 2186 Katahdin, ME – Reflections on a completed thru-hike.

I summited Katahdin at 11 AM on Sunday August 18. The trek is now complete and I’m staying for the week in Blue Hill, ME at Scout’s house. I summited with Spoon, Silver, Calamity, and Sherpa. On the same day … Continue reading

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Mile 2000+ Caratunk, ME – The Hitchhike, Lakes and Ponds, and Beer Magic

After the latest rainstorm I knew it to be clear for at least 2 days. Zero percent chance of rain. Shocking. So I got up at 5:30 AM to start hiking. The trail was a complicated double hitchhike of over … Continue reading

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Mile 1965.5 Rangeley, ME – Still Hiking

I usually try to write about three things that have happened since my previous post, and I put those items in the title. I don’t know what to list on this post. Really, I’m just still hiking. It is completely … Continue reading

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