Category Archives: Hiking

Appalachian Trail Anniversary

“Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.”-Albert Einstein About this time last year, I was laid up in a seedy motel in Franklin, North Carolina with a bag of ice on … Continue reading

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Looking Back on the Appalachian Trail

“What they had done, what they had seen, heard, felt, feared – the places, the sounds, the colors, the cold, the darkness, the emptiness, the bleakness, the beauty. Till they died this stream of memory would set them apart, if … Continue reading

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Post Appalachian Trail Oddities

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? -Albert Einstein   Hello blog followers, I realize that this post is several days later than my usual Monday posting. I would like to give a … Continue reading

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A Million Thanks

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. –William Arthur Ward How do I begin to thank everyone that helped me make it to Katahdin? I feel that I am lacking the wit … Continue reading

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Climbing Katahdin

Man is born to die. His works are short-lived. Buildings crumble, monuments decay, wealth vanishes. But Katahdin in all its glory, forever shall remain the mountain of the people of Maine. –Percival P. Baxter How do I describe a moment … Continue reading

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The Mountain That Tried To Kill Me

“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” ~Ed Viesturs If you have been following my blog at all, you may have noticed by now that I have a deep love for quotes. I share a new one … Continue reading

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My Very Long Walk Through Life

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. ~James Dean Hi everyone, I hope all is well in the civilized world. Things are going great for me and Boo Bear. In the interest of honesty, I … Continue reading

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Some Things I’ve Learned

I fear the boredom that comes with not learning and not taking chances. ~Robert Fulghum The light at the end of the tunnel is glowing brightly in the distance. The sun is slowly setting on our adventure and this chapter … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. ~William Feather Hi everyone, I apologize for not updating you sooner. We haven’t stayed in town long enough for me to write anything … Continue reading

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Halfway Home

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.~George Bernard Shaw Hello my dear readers, I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend wherever you may be. Boo Bear and I are moving right along. It has been a … Continue reading

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