Seeing It Through: A section hiker’s struggle to execute the plan.

Two things get me really pumped when it comes to hiking.  The planning of the trip, and  landing on the trail. However, there is a part in between that I struggle with.   It is the part where I actually leave my house and get to the trail. The planning part is a great high. ... Continue Reading →

Still No Bears: Appalachian Trail section hike SOBO from Wayah Bald to Rock Gap in NC

I don't know if this is something to be cheered or offered a "better luck next time" with a pat on the back scenario.  At some point on every section hike, I feel confident enough to "spot" a bear.  I don't want to encounter one, or round the corner and do a face plant into... Continue Reading →

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