Tag Archives: AppalachianTrail

Distance hiking gear list

I’m often asked what to pack on a long distance backpacking trip like the Appalachian Trail. My answer is “what you need and nothing else.” What you need is different for everyone. The ultralight zealots might argue against this, but … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Laughing – walking around in America

I just returned from an 85 mile trek through the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia.  Although I missed the peak of fall foliage, I was still rewarded with some spectacles of yellow and orange.  I also saw the other statue … Continue reading

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Trail Magic

Trail magic is a term used in hiking to describe unexpected moments of delight from the consideration of strangers.  It is the embodiment of the “Practice random acts of kindness” bumper stickers that were popular a few years back.  The strangers … Continue reading

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