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PSA: Measure Your Torso

For the past couple of months, I’ve been seeing a chiropractor. I had pain and occasional skin numbness in my left shoulder starting about a month into my Appalachian Trail thru hike last year, and it never went away completely. I’m not one to go to the doctor quickly, always assuming whatever issue will just… Read more »

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Shepherd’s Virginia Pictures

Here are some of Shepherd‘s photos from Trail Days and the section we all hiked: You might also enjoy: Virginia Creeper AT Photos Grafton Notch

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Section Hiking

Shepherd and I left Damascus Sunday morning and headed north. We stopped in Christiansburg to shower and hang out with Scott. Caz was away for the weekend, unfortunately. (Missed you, Caz!) Then the three of us headed north once again to meet Stretch and Little Bear at The Homeplace Restaurant. It’s a southern family style… Read more »

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Trail Days 2014

Stretch called me a few days ago and convinced me to go to Trail Days. I have other stuff I should be doing and I didn’t think there’d be anyone left up here to drive down with me late Friday night, but it sounded fun so I was in. Shepherd was down for going that… Read more »

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One Year

One year ago today, I started up the approach trail to Springer Mountain and took the first steps on my Appalachian Trail thru hike. Great decision! You might also enjoy: Postponed 2013 AT Hikers Springer

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WFA Recert

This weekend I got recertified in Wilderness First Aid. Since I fortunately did not have much use for the information in the last two years, it was great to have a refresher. The course’s content was definitely familiar but a lot of it I would not have remembered on my own. I’m going to make… Read more »

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Recovery

Hiking for seven months has an undue effect on your body. There are the standard aches and pains, bumps and scrapes and bruises, and non-serious injuries that come and go, but I had a few issues for many months of my hike. I had a problem with my left knee at the beginning of the… Read more »

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2013 AT Hikers

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has started posting the numbers of hikers from this year. They are not completely accurate counts, as not every hiker registers at all, or any, of these places. I will only copy the Northbound numbers here: Northbound Hikers at Springer Mountain, GA (beginning): 2,700 Northbound Hikers at Harpers Ferry, WV (almost… Read more »

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Continuing the blog

I am resting after finishing my hike and making my way home, but there will still be some more blog entries coming up as I go through photos and things like that. Maybe I will even continue with other adventures. Stay tuned. You might also enjoy: Finding Winter Postponed 2013 AT Blog Roundup