October 16, 2013 My feet traveled over the trail, but my mind did not register the steps. I had retreated inward and my mind was turning, flipping quickly from one scenario to the next, ultimately settling on an end point I did not want to consider. I would retrace my thoughts back to the beginning...
Appalachian Trail - October 15, 2013 I began tossing and turning before the sky had even begun to lighten up. My hips were sore from sleeping for over ten hours, on a two inch thick mattress. I found very little difference between sleeping on a one inch thin foam pad or on a two inch...
Appalachian Trail - October 14, 2013 I was up early the next morning, and wandered in the direction I thought there would be a motel office and continental breakfast. Coming around the corner, I ran into the owner carrying a large basket with fresh breads, fruit, cereal, juice and milk. He immediately handed me the...
Appalachian Trail - October 13, 2013 I've always taken hanging out with family and friends for granted, but after weeks of hiking, dehydrated food, and quick little motel stays on the trail, it was always a treat to see everyone for the night, gorge on "real" food, and laugh hard as I caught up on...
Appalachian Trail - October 12th, 2013 My eyes darted back and forth between the trail just in front of my feet, and the path about five feet ahead. I was seeking some clear dirt amongst the continuous rocks, while also trying to not go flailing face first into the dirt and gravel. I was nearing Pennsylvania, and the...
Bear Mountain TowerAppalachian Trail - October 11th, 2013I spent time preparing for rain again last night, and not a single drop fell. I prefer hiking in dry weather, but the flip side to all this great hiking, with no moisture falling, is that water is becoming more scare. This means I'm having to carry more...
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