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December 9, 2019

Unlikely Hiker Trail Journal

Appalachian Trail time travel, laughter and beautiful disaster

I’m wandering around town 8 miles from the trail in desperation, having a moderate panic attack and meeting with the all-too-familiar words “no public rest room,” having conquered the White Mountains, having conquered Mahoosuc Notch and Arm, body feeling bruised and battered, pace shortened to the slowest yet, perhaps for the first time realizing the

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Diabetes

More than $50 raised for juvenile diabetes summer camp in first week!

As announced last week, sponsor Uncle Joe’s Eclectic, Inc. is donating 10% of sales from its eBay craft supply store to a non-profit summer camp for children with juvenile diabetes.  This began on January 27th, and will continue until I finish my thru-hike at Katahdin around September, 2016.  Camp Kno-Koma, the summer camp being supported, provides children

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Agoraphobia

A dreamer looks at 35

There is something about birthdays that cause many people to become incredibly reflective on where they find themselves in life. I have never been one of these people. Even when I turned the big “Three-Oh,” an event I have seen bring a few others to tears, I simply saw another year pass. If anything, I

You don’t have to walk 2200 miles to simplify and de-stress your life, but it doesn’t hurt

It is sometimes in the strangest moments, during the course of the most conventional tasks, that drastic change is initiated.  Choosing to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, taking on a six-month, 2200 mile journey through rain and sleet, through cold winter nights as well as hot, humid days, spending each night in a tent or occasionally

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