Category Archives: Pre-Hike

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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Got The Green Light

Finally got some good news from the doctor today and it seems I’ll be ready (at least allowed) to hit the trail on Saturday, March 10th. YES! So I’m going to start re-labeling my mail drops and make the necessary revisions to my flexible hiking plan … Continue reading

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Over the Hurdle…Got Some Time

Well, it looks like I’m missing some great weather this week out on the trail for February, but at least I’ve had my surgery now and over that hurdle thanks to Dr. Monica Rizzo, MD who stayed late yesterday evening at Emory … Continue reading

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Small Hiccup in My Plan

Tough week when you are all packed and ready to hit the trail after years of planning and your dermatologist calls you on Monday evening, less than a week out, and tells you that you have a spot (too much fun … Continue reading

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Send Off Fun!

I’m hoping to find the time to pack all my gear up before leaving in only 10 days from Amicalola Falls State Park. Last weekend my friends down in OBA (Orange Beach, Alabama) gave me a send off party and fundraising … Continue reading

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The iPhone Experiment

This post is a real live experiment. It’s my first time using an iPhone app called Dragon. I plan to use this app on the trail to make quick posts into my blog. I also need to test inserting a … Continue reading

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