One week to go and I’m packing. First weigh in is 46.4 pounds. Time to unpack and re-evaluate.
This is a World War II picture of my grandfather. I’ll be thinking a lot about him and carrying a piece of him as I hike the AT. This hike is one of the things he always wanted to do but didn’t get the opportunity. Eight days until I begin.
Riding the Storm out on the Ozark Trail.
I decided I should do a little bit of a shakedown hike before I head off for the AT. I choose the Ozark Trail in the Mark Twain National Forest because I know the trail to be a challenging test when it came to the terrain and being in driving distance was a big plus.
I’m not sure where to begin. I name this post Cascadia because this is the shoe I intend to wear on my hike. My feet will be the most important thing on this trip. Yes my legs, back and mind will have to be strong to complete my goal, but my feet will ultimately have… Continue reading Cascadia
Sorry. This test is on my iPhone to make sure I know what I’m doing.
This blog writing is a new thing for me. I am writing this as a test to make sure I have it right. I’m excited to get started on my journey. Amy and I spent last week in Albany, New York with our daughter Megan and our son in law Alex. While I was there… Continue reading Test