Leaving Civilization and my First Bear

Leaving Civilization and my First Bear


So today I woke up by alarm clock, jumped in the shower in a heated room. Ate a hot breakfast cooked by someone else. I’m connected to the world by a wifi signal while typing this in a nice lobby in a comfortable chair, I’m dry.  All of that goes away in about an hour.

At the lodge there is a painted map of the AT that is 20 feet high, it makes the trail seem appropriately daunting.


Especially from this view


Suddenly out of the corner of my eye I spotted my first bear.


Have a happy day my friends – Rev Kane

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
This entry was posted in Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Leaving Civilization and my First Bear

  1. carol pepper-kittredge says:

    You’ve started! Huge accomplishment. Safe journey.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.