Happy Trails To All The Thru’s…

Mt LeConte (in the GSMNP) is what turned my eye towards backpacking 2 years ago, but the AT is what made my heart jump. I don’t know why, but as soon as I realized that there is a 2,175 (+/-) mile trail and people hike from one end to the other, well I got the fever…

I have done small portions of the AT in Georgia and through different sections in the Smokies, but I will leave out to do it all one day. From one end to the other. Until then I must live vicariously through others hikes, and now is a great time to really get into the spirit with so many leaving at this time of the year from Springer Mountain and heading north.

Late last year I started keeping up closely with Wallace & Annette Hunter on his blog, Hike, Bike, Dale! as they began getting prepared for their AT thru hike, in which they hiked out this very morning. I must say that I am very excited for them, and hope that the trail before them is good to them and that they enjoy the trip, but I must say that it has been eating away at me. Standing at work today, I would easily get lost in thought of what it must feel like to stand on top of Springer and to take those first few steps…

So, I would like to take a moment to wish all of the hikers that are doing their thru this year a very safe and adventurous hike…

Happy Trails

About Stick

My blog is essentially a record of my hiking career. Through it, I, and others, can see how I have evolved from a heavy weight backpacker, to a smarter, more efficient, lightweight backpacker. Through the use of video, still photos, and of course writing, one can see my progression, as well as check out some of the places I hike, and not to mention some cool, lightweight gear options. For me, my blog is a journal, but for others, I hope that it is an interactive learning tool to aid them in their own progression towards lightweight backpacking.
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