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13 Things the Appalachian Trail (and an AT Thru-Hike) is NOT

After completing a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, I've gotten a variety of silly questions about my hike and the AT. Read about what the AT and an AT thru-hike is NOT from a past thru-hiker's perspective.

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Trail Life Is…

I only cried once today. Okay, I mean twice. Two years ago on this exact day, I started my journey on the Appalachian Trail. It shocks me to know that it is has been two years since I took my very first step of the 2,185.9 mile journey from Georgia to Maine. It has been… Continue reading Trail Life Is…

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Rainy Day

It is a rainy day here in Fort Collins, Colorado. Yesterday brought snow but the warm temperatures of spring bring rain today. I enjoy the rain. A change in weather always makes me happy. I see many people on my social media sites bashing the rain and snow. It's time you play in the rain my friend.… Continue reading Rainy Day

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7 Things I Learned About My Relationship from Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Normal couples eat breakfast together then head off to work. Normal couples have a certain 'nine to five' grace period away from their spouse. Normal couples eat dinner, watch television, and then head off to bed to start the daily grind once again. This was me and A-O's schedule before we headed off to the… Continue reading 7 Things I Learned About My Relationship from Hiking the Appalachian Trail

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One Year Later: Happy Trail-versary A-O, River!

"Did you do the whole thing?" I had heard as Ryan and I shared a step on the crowded escalator in the Denver airport just last week. "Whhhaaa.. OH, yeah. We did, actually." I replied behind me to a curious stranger, finally making the connection to his interest from my 2,000 Miler patch sewn on… Continue reading One Year Later: Happy Trail-versary A-O, River!