Mile 2074.5 Monson, Maine to mile 2,189.5 Mount Katahdin, Maine…and beyond

Below the summit of a sacred mountain sits a small base camp where thousands of hikers have laid their bodies, minds and souls down for a final nights rest along the Appalachian trail. It was here that I awoke, so anxious yet, so calm. Gentle snores and wind rustled leaves were the soundtrack to my … More Mile 2074.5 Monson, Maine to mile 2,189.5 Mount Katahdin, Maine…and beyond

Mile 1700.8 Rutland, Vermont to mile 2074.5, Monson, Maine

Somewhere between Vermont and New Hampshire the rolling soft trail, wild raspberry covered hills and dreamlike moon filled nights turned into steep unforgiving rock, grueling climbs, intimidating descents and storm filled days. With a loving, yet brash slap in the face, New Hampshire had welcomed me across it’s border and into it’s beloved White Mountains. … More Mile 1700.8 Rutland, Vermont to mile 2074.5, Monson, Maine

Mile 1445 Pawling, NY to mile 1700.8 Rutland, VT

With the annoying beep of a watch alarm I rise. Immediately awake and somewhat anxious, I breathe in slowly and focus on the sound of moving water. The creek which is traveling along next to my tent is peaceful and comforting. Countless droplets joined together in a symphony of fluidity…it has just helped give me … More Mile 1445 Pawling, NY to mile 1700.8 Rutland, VT

Mile 1293 Delaware Water Gap, Pa to mile 1445 Pawling, New York

It was soft and still as I walked through a small border town in the cool morning air. One could almost hear the old colonial homes creak as you quietly ¬†passed them by. It was if they were saying “welcome stranger”. The sun cast its beams of light in all directions, often catching a shimmer … More Mile 1293 Delaware Water Gap, Pa to mile 1445 Pawling, New York

Mile 1022.5 Harper’s Ferry, VA to mile 1293.0 Delaware Water Gap, PA

 Once again, in Harpers Ferry, from earth to sidewalk, the trail turned. Tourist filled the old brick walkways and the town churned. It was at this moment, in this brief stretch that I began to lose track of time. Now when looking back, I smile, as I see it was sublime. A path of history … More Mile 1022.5 Harper’s Ferry, VA to mile 1293.0 Delaware Water Gap, PA

Mile 727.5 Daleville, VA to mile 1022.5 Harper’s Ferry, WV

“Seriously Virginia!” I muttered to myself as I climbed up and down the steep and rocky section of trail known as the Rollercoaster. My body poured sweat like never before, my clothes soaked as if I had been rained on, my skin burned raw with chafe and my head spun while insects bit with a … More Mile 727.5 Daleville, VA to mile 1022.5 Harper’s Ferry, WV

Mile 273.5 Hot Springs, NC to mile 469 Damascus, VA

I am laying in a cozy bed in a quiet craftsman style home. The smell of old hardback books and fresh linens waft through a creaky hallway. There are candy dishes and bibles about. Pictures of unknown children and grandchildren are on every desk and table…I am in Damascus, Virginia and I feel completely at … More Mile 273.5 Hot Springs, NC to mile 469 Damascus, VA