Category Archives: Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness

Yes you can, be happy!

Yes you can, be happy! Originally published 12/2018 Each fresh peak ascended teaches something. ~ Sir Martin Convay As I wrote about last week I’ve been struggling a bit lately.  I’m someone, like a lot of you, whose mood sometimes … Continue reading

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On Burning Man & The Appalachian Trail

On Burning Man & The Appalachian Trail   If you are unwilling to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary ~ Jim Rohn       First a little background, I am currently off the trail … Continue reading

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Remembering the Appalachian Trail

Remembering the Appalachian Trail If you face the rest of your life with the spirit you show on the trail, it will have no choice but to yield the same kind of memories and dreams. ― Adrienne Hall, A Journey … Continue reading

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Why I love walking

Why I love walking In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks. ~ John Muir Why I love walking While on the treadmill at the gym earlier today I was trying  to think about what I … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: Acceptance is the Way

Appalachian Trail Happiness: Acceptance is the Way My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations ~ Michael J Fox Tonight an excerpt from my  book, Appalachian Trail Happiness. When you set out … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness: Looking Like a Greenhorn

Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness: Looking Like a Greenhorn There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: My Best & Reader’s Favorite Posts

Appalachian Trail Happiness: My Best & Reader’s Favorite Posts First you examine the environment, then you examine your gear, finally you examine yourself ~ Colin Fletcher Today, a collection of some of my favorite and reader’s favorite posts about the … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: A Walk in the Woods

Appalachian Trail Happiness: A Walk in the Woods The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest ~ John Muir The Book So I, like many Appalachian Hikers, are not the biggest fans of Bill Bryson’s book, A Walk … Continue reading

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On Hiking Alone

On Hiking Alone I really like this quote, thanks to my sister for sharing it with me. There has been a lot of talk in comment sections, in the NY Times and on Social Media about the woman who died … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: Fantastic Fungi

Appalachian Trail Happiness: Fantastic Fungi One of the more surprising and amazing things that I’ve encountered on the Appalachian Trail have been the mushrooms and lichens.  Tonight a little tour of some of these amazing organisms. First a couple that … Continue reading

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