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The heat, the bugs, the rocks By now I was no stranger to heat, but as July approached the heat became more and more oppressive. I was now accustomed to my clothes being constantly dripping wet, but without rain. My … Continue reading


Category Archives: Motivation

Trail Angels of NY

I cannot understate the importance of Trail Angels, and it seems that New York has an abundance of them. I would like to take the time to shout out a few of the angels that I have had the privilege … Continue reading


Happy 2013 everybody! I have a feeling this is going to be the best year of my life so far, and we all know why. APPALACHIAN TRAIL TIME BABEH! PARTAY! I find myself getting those little tingly, butterflies in my chest … Continue reading

Getting a taste

I haven’t been hiking for three months now. Overnight camping is the closest I have come to a backpacking trip. I ravenously throw all my gear into my pack (including unnecessary things like my water filter, stove, fuel, water bladder) and relish those … Continue reading

Imagining Katahdin

This, right here. This. Holy crap. It’s amazing to see how excited he is! You can plainly see on his face that he can’t really believe he’s there. He nearly throws his trekking poles aside as he start to almost sprint … Continue reading