AT Happiness – Galleries: Hikers

AT Happiness – Galleries: Hikers

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Rev Kane with Yukon Cornelius my favorite trail name

So today I’m rehabbing a bad knee and have had time to go through my photos from the trail.  I thought today I’d go through and post the photos of some of the fine folks I’ve had the opportunity to hike with since starting the trail.  What I think is interesting is the amazing diversity that the pictures will show in terms of age, size, condition, etc… The one commonality is that all of them shook up their whole damn life and decided to come and hike the Appalachian Trail.  Something that in my eyes makes them all damn fine individuals.

Rev Kane with fellow hiker and vet Mau.

Rev Kane with fellow hiker and vet Mau.

Rev with Hercules aka Vortex

Rev with Hercules aka Vortex

I promised I'd leave him anonymous, but this is hiking bliss on top of Blood Mountain

I promised I’d leave him anonymous, but this is hiking bliss on top of Blood Mountain

Me and Mighty Mouse

Me and Mighty Mouse

Lumpy's predecessor at Standing Bear, Rocket Man

Lumpy’s predecessor at Standing Bear, Rocket Man

The AARP gang with our host Lumpy on the left.

The AARP gang with our host Lumpy on the left.

Awesome, Backtrack, Rev Kan, and the Kingfisher

Awesome, Backtrack, Rev Kan, and the Kingfisher

Me and the Mad Hatter

Me and the Mad Hatter

Me and Cliffhanger

Me and Cliffhanger

Backtrack and Shaggy Hobo

Backtrack and Shaggy Hobo

Me and Tough Cookie (she's back on the trail after appendicitis surgery 6 weeks ago)

Me and Tough Cookie (she’s back on the trail after appendicitis surgery 6 weeks ago)

Michael Kane and John Stewart head for the AT

Michael Kane and John Stewart head for the AT

Petri and Ducky at Springer Mountain

Petri and Ducky at Springer Mountain

Meeting Hanley, the first Twitter friend I met on the trail

Meeting Hanley, the first Twitter friend I met on the trail

Goodman cooking his socks

Goodman cooking his socks

Mad Hatter heading back to the trail

Mad Hatter heading back to the trail

Second Star on top of the rock pile

Second Star on top of the rock pile

The first two thru-hikers I met, traveling on the train to Atlanta

The first two thru-hikers I met, traveling on the train to Atlanta

Backtrack on the Rev on one of the early nights on the trail

Backtrack on the Rev on one of the early nights on the trail

Ramble on Rose, a truly beautiful person

Ramble on Rose, a truly beautiful person

Leap Frog, we met in the privy at Standing Bear Farm. Really awesome hiker.

Leap Frog, we met in the privy at Standing Bear Farm. Really awesome hiker.

Jedi, whose twin brother and I went to law school together 25 years ago!

Jedi, whose twin brother and I went to law school together 25 years ago!

Kingfisher celebrating in Hot Springs.

Kingfisher celebrating in Hot Springs.

Sometimes we relax

Sometimes we relax

Sometimes we relax a lot

Sometimes we relax a lot

Strawberries for lunch

Strawberries for lunch

Section hiker - Hotfoot!

Section hiker – Hotfoot!

Two adorable section hikers I met in the Shenandoah

Two adorable section hikers I met in the Shenandoah

The youngest hiker, Olivia and her mom. She's done 300 miles on the AT and she can't even walk yet.

The youngest hiker, Olivia and her mom. She’s done 300 miles on the AT and she can’t even walk yet.

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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
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