Category Archives: Pre-Hike

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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Hitting The Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT)

I was beginning to think that mid April wouldn’t get here fast enough for me. I’ve been really looking forward to getting back out on a trail somewhere. I’m planning to start my Benton MacKaye thru hike next Thursday at Amicalola Falls State Park which is … Continue reading

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