The Fog Seems to be Thinning

This past month off-the-trail, has been devastating for me. Not only did my hand/wrist injury crush my spirit, but my little brother made the choice to end his life. I like to think that he found comfort and peace from this miserable existence and I think that there was a part of me that felt... Continue Reading →

My Trek is Over for Now

My Thru Hiking Lesson After 777 Miles on the AT Nothing could have ever prepared me for what lie ahead when I embarked to thru hike the Appalachian Trail. My major dehydration/heat exhaustion in Unionville, NY, the dental problems in Monroe, NY and finally the severely sprained wrist in Lincoln, NH. One never budgets the... Continue Reading →

Pre Hike 3

    I had originally planned to build trail with the Ozark Trail Association, (OTA), this past weekend, but it was cancelled due to inclement weather in the forecast. As a result, I saw a perfect opportunity to do some rain hiking to test my gear and skills. Embracing the suck was my attitude going forward. This... Continue Reading →

Pre Hike 2

I really enjoyed this hike on Bell Mountain located in Mark Twain National Forest and part of the St. Francois Mountains here in Missouri. The trail offered many rocks and roots. The loop itself, 11.6 miles, isn't that long so I decided to do it in each direction for an overnighter. I am not nearly... Continue Reading →

Pre Hike 1

Did Eagle Rock Loop in the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas. It's the longest loop trail in the state. Tough ascents and lots of river fordings. It's just under 29 miles and loaded beauty along the Little Missouri River.  

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