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June 18, 2019


AT Thru-hike day 2: Every step counts

My first morning on the trail found me at 2:30 a.m., wide awake and somewhat ready to tackle the day. I knew it was an insane hour, but my sleep schedule had been screwy for days, the first day’s hike had me knocked out pretty early, and I can rarely sleep for more than 6

rack of shirts at thrift store

Thrift store gear hunting and a history lesson in dri-tech

  I finally made it to one of the local thrift stores to see what cheap gear might be found, expecting that clothing was the most likely to be found in this particular shop, a goodwill store.  Secondhand stores, vintage shops, and even the occasional “true” antique store — those offering items more than 100