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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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Happiness is Hiking

Happiness is Hiking In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks ~ John Muir It had been far too long since I’d been on the trail.  Having moved to the desert and started a new job, … 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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Two Days in Paradise

Two Days in Paradise The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. ~ Harriet Ann Jacobs It was time for an adventure and the one I had set my sights … Continue reading

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Happiness, Mindfulness & Decisions

Happiness, Mindfulness & Decisions Make bold choices and make mistakes. It’s all those things that add up to the person you become. ~ Angelina Jolie It’s been a confusing couple of weeks for me, of course it’s also been an … Continue reading

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Happiness and Missing Some Perfect Days

Happiness and Missing Some Perfect Days I don’t like nostalgia, unless it’s mine. ~ Lou Reed Today I’m allowing myself a bit of nostalgia, I’ve been back in the default world for a little over a month now.  I’m adapting, … 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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Happy Anniversary: Appalachian Trail Happiness

Happy Anniversary: Appalachian Trail Happiness Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about. ~ Rev Kane So one year ago today I did something I’ve always wanted to do and I published a book.  I’m really proud … 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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