Bacon and Bear Bells

My journey on the Appalachian Trail

Das Leben Ist Ein Einziges Abenteuer!

Germany & the European Culture...I like it.   I just returned from a wonderful week in Germany. It was my first trip there. A spontaneous one, as I didn't want my half-year adventure to end quite yet. I met Manuel... Continue Reading →

One week post-trail

It's been one week since I got off the trail. The feelings are weird. Part of me still feels like I'm on the trail and just taking a few days off, and the other part knows it's over. I've been... Continue Reading →

Our final dance

I'm officially a thru-hiker! I climbed to my final summit on Mt. Katahdin yesterday. Exactly 6 months and 1 day after stepping foot on this trail in Georgia March 27th to begin this journey. And what a journey it's been! ... Continue Reading →

15 miles from our summit

The time is now. We're just one day from our summit date. 15 miles to the top of Katahdin. It's hard to believe I started this hike 6 months ago today.  We just spent 5 days in the 100-mile wilderness.... Continue Reading →

The end is near…

As I sit here in Monson, Maine, just before we enter the 100-mile wilderness, I'm ecstatic. I've thought about this moment before. About halfway through this half-year adventure, I'd wondered what I'd be feeling as the end grew near. I'd... Continue Reading →

“Standing on a hill/mountain of dreams/telling myself it’s not as hard as it seems…”

The White's... a majestic range of mountains in New Hampshire that we just accomplished. I use the word accomplished because they were tough, rugged, and quite honestly, earned by each agonizing step we took up them. We were rewarded by... Continue Reading →

Live Free or Die: 5 months on this beloved trail

Happy 5 months!  We crossed our 5 month trail anniversary yesterday.  We're in our final 2 states. New Hampshire and Maine. I'm not entirely sure how to describe what I'm feeling right now. We've walked over 1800 miles to get... Continue Reading →

A family adventure continued

Family is special and one of the most important things in my life. I wouldn't be who I am without them. I'm lucky, I suppose, as I have a pretty amazing one. One that seeks adventure and instilled that in... Continue Reading →

“Just remember…it doesn’t cost anything to be nice.”

Trail Angels-- the ones who dedicate their lives to helping others live out their dreams of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. They come in many forms. Some more dedicated than others, and some just out for a weekend jog who end... Continue Reading →

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