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The Wrap Up

Well I’ve been home for a couple of days and have enjoyed the rest. Getting home was a little wild. 4 hitches and 3 flights later I made it home last Tuesday night. I was greeted by my family and it was wonderful to see everyone. I should post some pictures later on but this [...]

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A few days hiking with Brandon

Below is my account of hiking a few days with Brandon just before he entered the 100 mile wilderness.
The plan was to fly up to Maine, hike with my brother Brandon (a.k.a. Trill) for about 5 days on the Appalachian Trail and leave him at the beginning of the “100 mile wilderness” (100 mile stretch [...]

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He Did It!

Brandon texted us this morning to say that he summited Katahdin today at 10 AM.  Congratulations Brandon (Trill) on your amazing accomplishment.

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We’ve got good news and bad news…

Always good news first. We’ll we officially made it halfway. Pretty good feeling knowing you have gone past half way. There is a state park near the halfway point and in this state park is a campstore. The campstore puts on the “Half Gallon Challenge”. Any flavor of ice cream in any time frame. You [...]

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There and Back Again!

I just got back this afternoon from spending 3 days on the trail with the guys and it was great! They met me with 4 other hikers they knew at the station in Harper’s Ferry WV and then to dinner.  Bad Hummus, Todie Bear, Yedi and I can’t remember the other the last hiker’s [...]

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WOAH….we’re halfway there… Woah.. Livin on a prayer..

Not really the best place to update the blog but I’ll let you know that all is well. We got packages from family and a nice little box from AUO. Nice suprise. Thanks to all of you. We love getting packages and just seeing what could be in them. Im currently at the Appalachian Trail [...]

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Through The Shenandoah

Just got a call from the hikers and they are in Front Royal, VA and have made it through the Shenandoah National Park. I thought this section would be one of the prettiest of the trail but they seemed to like the Great Smokies better. It had less roads, more seclusion, higher peaks [...]

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Moving on up…

Well we are in Waynesboro. 850 miles in and still trucking. We have recently picked up the mileage a little bit. In four days we did something like 88 miles (three of those days being in the rain). Out biggest day was 25 and half miles and we both made it before dark which is [...]

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A Tri-Trail Completed

The guys checked in this weekend from near Apple Orchard Mountain, VA or 755 miles from Springer. This marks over 1/3 of the hike completed with only 1419 miles left to go!
They are still in great spirits and spent a good bit of the conversation telling me how great their beards look. I [...]

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No no no. Not Paris, Pearisburg.

624 Miles in. After a couple of big hiking days we made it into town for another little stop. Got to the post office before it closed and picked up our packages. Got packages from each of our grandparents, and each of our parents. Tons of snack food that we are enjoying this very minute.
Pearisburg [...]

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