Monthly Archives: February 2014

Food, Glorious Food

I prepackaged food for my hike.  There are 2 ways to resupply on the AT.  One method is to purchase food at grocery stores, gas stations, hostels, outfitters and convenience stores along the way.  The other is to have boxes … Continue reading

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Tent n’ Bag

Set up my tent to see how my sleeping bag will fit inside.  It’s cozy!  There’s some room to maneuver and the headroom will at least allow me to get get changed without too many contortions. My pack will have … Continue reading

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Gear, Gear, Gear.

I’ve spent the last few months getting my gear together.  The forums on Whiteblaze.net have been invaluable.  Also, a shout out to REI.  They’ve also been a good source of information and their reasonable return policy lowers the risk of … Continue reading

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What? Me scared?

What worries me the most about my upcoming hike?  I have a few concerns.  Weather could be an issue.  It’s been a cold, wet winter on the East Coast.  If winter weather continues into Spring, it will be a long, … Continue reading

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You’re doing what!?

When I tell people I’m hiking the AT, I usually get asked the following questions: How far will you walk? 2185.9 miles officially but probably a bit more because I will walk into towns, take side trails for scenic views/water/lodging. How … Continue reading

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2 Weeks. Countdown to departure.

2 weeks from today I fly to Atlanta, shuttle to a hostel, and spend one last evening in comfort before starting the AT.  My gear is set and I’m in the gym almost every day.  I can’t wait to get … Continue reading

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Welcome

Welcome to my Appalachian Trail blog.  My hike starts on Springer Mountain, Georgia on 4 March 2014 and will (hopefully) end on Mt. Kathadin, Maine at the end of July.  There will be a few posts prior to my departure … Continue reading

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