Appalachian Trail Part 1: Questions Answered

I don’t have a super large social media following, but the folks who are connected are pretty doggone engaged. For this I am wildly grateful! Thank you! Today I reached out on Instagram and Facebook to see if any of my followers had any lingering questions about my experience on the Appalachian Trail. I received some amazing questions that, along with other recent inquiries, will … Continue reading Appalachian Trail Part 1: Questions Answered

Appalachian Trail Part 1: Injury Prevention

I’ve been an athlete my entire life. Started team sports in 5th grade with my go-to favorite, basketball, and played until graduating from high school. I also participated in soccer, track & field, and even, to my mother’s chagrin, a year of varsity football during my senior year. I think she attended one game, and of course it was the one where I got knocked … Continue reading Appalachian Trail Part 1: Injury Prevention

Appalachian Trail Part 1: The Food & Water Plan

The base weight of a well-packed backpack can be ruined by carrying too much food. I’m guilty of having lugged heavy, spacehogging items that should have been left at home. A six pack of beer, small champagne bottles, cases of nutrition bars, cans of chili or soup. Weighty things that certainly taste good and add to the good times, but certainly less smart choices for … Continue reading Appalachian Trail Part 1: The Food & Water Plan

Getting Got

I read a lot. And this year I’ve been devouring books depicting the exploits of various thru-hikers and adventurers. Grandma Gatewood on the AT, Cheryl Strayed on the PCT, Erling Kagge in the sewers beneath New York City. Each hiker’s story, though often on the same trail, is an entirely different experience. I’m currently reading Thirst by Heather “Anish” Anderson. I’ve only just started it—about … Continue reading Getting Got