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First Trailer for “The Long Start to the Journey” documentary film + premiere dates Spring 2015

We are excited to share the first trailer for The Long Start to the Journey and also to announce the first public screenings of the film at festivals and events around the Southeast in the Spring of 2015. Starting with our world premiere event in Asheville, North Carolina on Thursday, March 19th. We’ll be showing […]

The Last Hundred Miles

I never thought I’d find myself saying, “Only a hundred miles left to walk.” As a northbound thru-hiker, when you enter the 100 Mile wilderness leading up to Katahdin it feels like the days and miles are flying by. The effort of six months (on average) and 2,000 miles are behind you, and only a […]

Finished

September 3rd, 2013 — Reached the top of Katahdin. My compass bearing is south for the first time in what feels like a very, very long time. More updates to follow in the coming days–thank you all for your support and for following the journey!

Grief

My parents told me that my little brother had died on the third day I was in Maine. I was on the slopes of Bemis Mountain. It had been a drizzly morning at the shelter, and I’d slept in, enjoying the patter on my tent. By the time I hit the trail the day was […]

Summer Heat

I am sitting in the Outdoor Club of Dartmoth College, enjoying air conditioning after walking into New Hampshire on one of the most blistering hot days of summer. I am now two states away from the end of this journey, and some of the most exciting sections of the Appalachian Trail lie immediately before me–the […]

Pennsylvania rocks!

* Note: This website is experiencing some buggy-ness that I will not be able to address until I am off trail in the fall. Images associated with posts are not longer loading in the header above, though they are still viewable by clicking on individual thumbnails at the bottom of the post. Walking into Pennsylvania […]

Trail Logs

One of the great pleasures of life on the trail is reading trail registers. You get into the shelter after a long day of walking and sit down with the log book in your lap to read notes left by friends who passed this way before you. Many are humorous; some give  a simple account […]

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