Category Archives: Pre-Hike

Tucson / CDT Bound!

Well, after a crazy year of COVID-19 for all of us, I’m super excited to say that I’m officially headed towards the southern terminus of the CDT and ready to “Embrace The Brutality” on a large section hike of the … Continue reading

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Bad Timing for A Long Distance Hike!

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been hanging on to all of my hopes that I’d still be able to pull off my CDT NOBO hike with this Coronavirus sweeping across the country and the world. After several attempts … Continue reading

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CDT Gear Changes and Final Preparations

My plans are now set for my departure for New Mexico and my shuttle ride to southern terminus of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). The Southern Terminus “Crazy Cook” is located on the border of New Mexico and Mexico in … Continue reading

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Life after the Grand Canyon – (Wyoming, Oregon, Ecuador and More)

Times have been busy since returning from the Grand Canyon trip in late summer. Shortly after returning home, I traveled to the 88 Ranch in Wyoming with my brother and a couple of friends from the North Georgia mountains to … Continue reading

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San Diego / PCT Bound!

Here I go! Let a new journey begin! I’m headed to the Atlanta Airport this morning to catch my flight to San Diego, CA where I’ll spend one night near La Jolla and catch a ride early Friday morning to the Mexico Border and the southern terminus of the PCT to … Continue reading

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AT Trail Magic 2014 – Weekend

I had a great weekend doing some trail magic for the AT 2014 NOBOs with Joe Jackson (Video), Sue Carpenter and Mary Langford at Stecoah Gap in North Carolina. The weather was very comparable to our trail magic weekend last year, mostly … Continue reading

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Getting Ready and a Little Rant on Life!

OH WOW…things are coming together quickly now. The procrastination era is over and I’m less than a month out from starting my PCT thru-hike or at least the attempt there of.  Currently, I’m only planning to do 10 resupply drops by mail. … Continue reading

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Trail Magic and Trail Angels

Sitting here on this snowy day in the south, definitely not the norm for us around here, I thought it may be a great time to tell everyone more about what Trail Magic and Trail Angels are and what they do for Thru Hikers … Continue reading

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Visiting the Podiatrist and Refining my Gear

After my short winter hike on the Appalachian Trail during the holidays, I decided I couldn’t wait any longer to go to a podiatrist and get some help with my heel pain (planter fasciitis) that I’ve had since my AT thru hike in … Continue reading

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Preparing for the PCT

Happy New Year! Well, the time has come for me to start making plans and preparing for my next big adventure, thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) a path some 2,663 miles long beginning at the Mexico border and ending eight miles in Canada at Manning Park. It’s pretty hard to believe … Continue reading

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