From March 5 to July 22, 2013, my partner and I hiked the Appalachian Trail, which runs 2185.9 miles between Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. As you can imagine, it was an unforgettable adventure. I somehow managed to keep an online journal while hiking. Paragraphs formed in my head as I walked along, smelling and sweating and gazing. Late at night in the tent, I’d tap them into Zippy’s cell phone. Along with the words are a few photos, taken in rare moments when the phone wasn’t triple-wrapped and buried deep in Zippy’s backpack.
If you have any questions, are an aspiring hiker seeking advice, or are interested in serializing/excerpting from this journal, please contact me using the form at the bottom of this page and I’ll be glad to reply.
Here is our journey. I hope you enjoy it.
Appalachian Trail home: December 2,
2012. The story of how we got this crazy idea.
Hypotheses: February 16, 2013. Pre-trail
planning and musings.
Ten day forecast: Our final “shakedown” hike.
And we’re off!: March 5th. It begins!
Katahdin!! July 22, 2013. This is it! The big climb! The last mile!
For statistics junkies: A post-trip epilogue, in numbers.