Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness: It’s official

Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness: It’s official

happiness, appalachian trail

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~ John Muir

happiness, appalachian trail

So initially I was an Appalachian Trail Dreamer

The place where you lose the trail is not necessarily the place where it ends.   ~ Tom Brown, Jr.


Rockin the Fudge-a-licious hat


Then I was an Appalachian Trail planner

No Pain, No Rain, No Maine ~ Unknown


Next I was an Appalachian Thru-hiker in training

Beware the “Words of Wisdom” from others.SassyWindsor


Now, I’m so much closer

My train ticket to Atlanta has been bought

happiness, appalachian trail

My ride with Survivor Dave is scheduled

1All of my rooms are reserved.  I’m fully easing into the transition, I like transitions and like to savor them slowly.  So, two nights in a really nice hotel in Atlanta to pamper myself, the next night in the lodge at Amicalola Falls State Park, if I can ever get them on the phone, the next night at the Hike Inn and then onto the trail and the start of the long walk.

happiness, hiking

The front door at the Hike Inn

It is sooooo real now, which brings with it complete excitement and more freak outs!

So on March 5th I become an Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker in progress.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step ~ Lao Tzu

1Somewhere up the trail an actual thru-hiker and then if all goes to plan, it sometimes does, I’ll be a successful thru-hiker by September 1st.  Wish me luck and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

happiness, hiking

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.Sir Edmund Hillary


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About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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1 Response to Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness: It’s official

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