Category Archives: Pre-Hike

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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My A.T. Support

A little over a week ago I put out an e-mail to my clients and business associates letting them know about my plans to hike the Appalachian Trail this year and I’ve been overwhelmed by the responses. I was pretty … Continue reading

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Some AT Thru-Hiker Talent From 2011

Man, I thought I was only going to be lacking on the writing end of my blog, but now I have to worry about how my videos appear. Check out this halfway point video by Amplexus hiking SOBO (north to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Wow…2012 is here and I only have 51 days before I head out on the Appalachian Trail! I have tons to do and wrap up before departing, not so much on the hiking end, but more on the home and … Continue reading

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Welcome Aboard the Appalachian Trail!

Towards the end of February 2012, I will begin my journey hiking north on the Appalachian Trail attempting a “Thru-Hike” from Springer Mountain in northern Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Baxter State Park Maine. The Appalachian Trail is 2,184 miles … Continue reading

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