Rock Climbing and Hiking at Summersville Lake in the New River Gorge

Photo credits to Lindsay Resler (@lindsii_) and Tolin Hessell (@mrtolin). Check out Tolin’s Etsy store for awesome t-shirts and designs.  We left Wisconsin on a chilly Thursday night in mid-May. Planning to arrive in West Virginia by late Friday afternoon, we’d meet up with friends to spend the weekend hiking and climbing in the wider area surrounding … Read more

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Video

It took me a while to get it put together, but after 4 months I have finally put together a photo recap of my 2014 thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. Follow me and my friends from Georgia to Maine as we complete our 2014 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Then, check out my Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike … Read more

5 Things to Expect on the First 5 Days of Your Thru Hike

It’s February and that means that the thru hiker class of 2015 is starting off soon. Hiking the entirety of the Appalachian Trail is a daunting task and the first few days are a big learning experience. For those of you who are about to begin your journey, here are 5 things that you can expect … Read more

Winter Backpacking in Harriman State Park

As I mentioned in my last post, “What is a Microadventure?”, I am trying to get out on an adventure at least once every month this year. January is a difficult time to get outside because here in the northeast, its cold, wet or sometimes freezing. To get outside in the winter you also need a lot of cold … Read more

My Favorite Pics from the AT

A nice little gallery of some of my favorites pictures from the Appalachian Trail. Photos courtesy of myself, Kyle Flood, AeLin Compton, and Tolin Hessell. Click on a picture to view a slideshow!

Two Months Later, Dealing with the Post AT Blues

I recently read a great article on AppalachianTrials.com about getting over post trail depression, “Your 4-Step Checklist to Recovering from Post-Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Depression.” The article talks about something that most thru-hikers know they will have to deal with when returning home. It inspired me to talk about how I have been dealing with the post trail … Read more