Category: Appalachian Trail 2024

  • Intentions

    Intentions

    I already shared some thoughts as to why I am attempting a through hike of the AT. That was focused on what made me decide to try it. This is focused on how I’d like to “be” while I am on the trail. The trail has blessed me with many things already and I haven’t…

  • Hang tags

    Hang tags

    Just read the news that the hang tags for through hikers are in. Yellow it is!

  • Missing Out

    Missing Out

    A pretty typical reaction when I tell someone about my through hike attempt is along the lines of “oh, wow, that is going to be such a great experience!”. And I am sure they are right. There will be no shortage of peak experience and chance encounters that will lead to fond memories and great…

  • 1 day closer

    1 day closer

    Nope, not just because one day has gone by, but actually since I’ve moved my start day one day earlier from Monday March 18 to Sunday March 17. Not sure why I decided to start on a Monday in the first place…seems a very “corporate” thing to do 😆. I changed my mind after booking…

  • 2024 Mileage

    2024 Mileage

    The official milage for the 2024 AT has just been released and they made it easier on me: it’s officially one mile shorter than last year. Now I feel like I have to hike the approach trail so all the 2023 folks don’t feel like I’m lazy 😆

  • The things I’ll carry

    The things I’ll carry

    This will be a bit of a nuts and bolts post about the gear I plan to take mixed with a bit of psychology all under the banner of my gear list. The full list of all the gear I plan to take (at least at the time you are viewing it – I will…

  • Why I’m trying an AT through hike

    Why I’m trying an AT through hike

    I covered the easiest of questions in my last post – when? I’ll cover the medium difficulty question – how? (what gear, general itinerary, logistics, prep) in some later posts. I want to cover the hardest of questions in this post – why? But first a little side track on some of the language I…

  • Dusting things off

    So once again dusting things off here once again, this time for a more sustained period than previous attempts. I have no doubt this blog will fall into disrepair again at some point in the future (or perhaps be scrubbed from the inter webs altogether), but for the next year or so I am firmly…