Category Archives: Thru-Hike ~ 2013

Mont-Bell UL Down Inner Parka

As much as I hated to see my Mont-Bell UL Down Inner Jacket go, I felt that it was only right to do so. Now that I am really focusing on my AT thru hike in 2013, when I make … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Thru~Hike Update

Can you imagine what it would be like to take that first step from Springer Mountain…the thoughts rattling inside your head…pure excitement, wonder and awe, lifting one foot at a time and placing it in front of the other…eager to … Continue reading

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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 (+/-) … Continue reading

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Gerber Paraframe I

I recently decided to purchase the Gerber Paraframe I knife with the smooth fine edge. I found it for a really great price ($17) at Wal-Mart so I jumped on it. (It’s mini counterpart, the Jr, is also at Wal-Mart … Continue reading

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Just an update

So, I am going back to the Dr this week. It has been about 5 weeks since my back surgery. I must say that I am feeling better, but still a little sore on occasion – depending on what I … Continue reading

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Who am I and what’s this about?

Backpacking. In a word. Who am I? My name is Chad, but I go by “Stick” on the trail. I am newly married to my lovely wife Brandy (“Biggun”) who has taken pleasure in hiking as well. I have 2 … Continue reading

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