How my gear list has evolved since my first long distance hike in 2016, and what I’m taking with me on my 2019 adventures.Read More My 2019 Gear Evolution
Check out my guest post for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy about Post Trail Depression.Read More ATC Guest Post: Post Trail Depression
Visiting my favorite Appalachian Trail town for a ‘tramily’ reunion, trail magic, book recommendations, vandalism, and a possible comeback?Read More No Sleep ‘Til Franklin: A ‘Tramily’ Reunion
Tips for shedding weight from your pack, before and during your next long distance hiking adventure.Read More UL Backpacking Tips: Ditching That Extra Load For the Long Haul
Some real talk about the reality and misconceptions regarding hillbillies, snakes, bears, bugs, (and guns) on the Appalachian Trail.Read More Rednecks, and Rattlers, and Bears, Oh My!
An open letter to anticipating Appalachian Trail hikers before they start their journey.Read More Things Are About to Get Hairy: A Pep Talk for Anticipating AT Hikers
Some mental aggressions you might be tackling, and why you should stop beating yourself up before you’ve even gotten your boots dirty.Read More Addressing That Internal Negativity Before Your Hike
The different ways to hike the Appalachian Trail, and the pros and cons to help you make the best decision for you.Read More Which Direction Should I Hike the AT?
A collection of my archived blog posts that share some valuable information for anticipating AT hikers.Read More 7 Posts From My Archives Every Anticipating AT Hiker Should Read
There are numerous breweries, brew pubs, and bars found in and around trail towns where people of age can pack on those liquid calories and calm those aching muscles. Here are some (but of course, not ALL), of the places worth checking out along the trail in the state of Virginia.Read More The Beer Drinker’s Guide to the Appalachian Trail [Virginia Edition]