Category Archives: Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness

Yes you can, be happy!

Yes you can, be happy! 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 just tanks.  When … Continue reading

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AT Happiness – Galleries: Hikers

AT Happiness – Galleries: Hikers 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 … 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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Happiness, the minimalist mind and hiking the Appalachian Trail

Happiness, the minimalist mind & hiking the Appalachian Trail I want to hike the Appalachian Trail because it will be an adventure, adventure is transformational and I want to live a transformational life         ~ Rev Kane As my big adventure … 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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Reflecting on the Year So Far

Reflecting on the Year So Far By three methods we may learn wisdom: First by reflection which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience which is the bitterest. ~ Confucius So for my Sunday night … Continue reading

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Happiness, Friendship and Hiking Surprise

Happiness, Friendship and a Surprise Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light ~ Helen Keller So recently I was back east, my siblings and I threw a surprise 75th birthday party for … Continue reading

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The Importance of Community

The Importance of Community The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. ~ Coretta Scott King There are times when we all feel alone, times when we feel like no one cares … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: Thru-hike Food Recommendations & Recipes

Appalachian Trail Happiness: Thru-hike Food Recommendations & Recipes A crude meal, no doubt, but the best of all sauces is hunger. ~ Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire So I will keep my own personal comments to a minimum tonight as I … Continue reading

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A special deal for my readers

A special deal for my readers Write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.               ~ Benjamin Franklin Hello my friends, today I wanted to show my appreciation for your continued support of my blog and my writing efforts.  … Continue reading

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