Category Archives: Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness

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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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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A Happy Hiking Anniversary

A Happy Hiking Anniversary Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Of all the upness accessible to mortals, there is no upness comparable to the mountains. ~ Robert … Continue reading

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Hiker Slang

Hiker Slang We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect ~ Anais Nin At a book club recently for my book, Appalachian Trial Happiness, the readers said they wish there had been a glossary.  I had … Continue reading

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How to survive the first few days on the Appalachian Trail

How to survive the first few days on the Appalachian Trail Great works are performed not by strength but perseverance ~ Samuel Johnson Hiking the Appalachian Trail Thirty-two miles, that’s it, thirty-two miles. One of the things my friend Second … Continue reading

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Happiness is the Desert

The next couple of weeks are all about getting ready for the AT both mentally and physically. Physically I’m on my way, mentally, I need to keep slowing down, keep easing off of the throttle, becoming less dependent on normal everyday life in anticipation of a simpler new normal. Not an easy new normal, but certainly a simpler one, perhaps a better one. Hopefully you’ll find some time during the holiday madness to simplify, relax and find a new normal for yourself, and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness – Walking in the Rain

Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness – Walking in the Rain Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest … Continue reading

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