at Palmetto State Park

at Palmetto State Park

#camping  (at Palmetto State Park)

#camping (at Palmetto State Park)

Mistakes were made.

Mistakes were made.

The Hard Work of Having Ideals

imethimonthetrail:

I wouldn’t say I’ve been my “best self,” if that’s even a thing, for years. This wouldn’t be so much of a problem if I was good at ignoring that which is unsettling, however, I am not. I made the hard decision to hike the Appalachian Trail because I wanted to be challenged, because I wanted to be…

Blue Jay

imethimonthetrail:

"Hello! Where are you coming from today?"

I heard the voice, but wasn’t altogether ready to respond. I could tell she was friendly, but failed to notice much else. I was beat.

"Umm… a few [shelters] ago. I can’t remember. Ice… something. Maybe." It had been a long day, my first 20+ miler, and my…

imethimonthetrail:

Roan Highlands plus or minus a day or two

bnormann:

Hiding under the box flap of invisibility. #anyoneseenAyla #cat #funny

bnormann:

Hiding under the box flap of invisibility. #anyoneseenAyla #cat #funny

cderby:

imethimonthetrail:

Great Smoky Mountains NP

Appalachian hiker!

Checking out Hopfields for date night. #beer #date #love #humpday

Checking out Hopfields for date night. #beer #date #love #humpday

Looking Back

imethimonthetrail:

One of my luxury items in my pack is a book. I always carry one or two at a time, despite the extra weight they bring with them. When I finish one, I’ll either give it to someone, leave it at a hostel, or send it home.

The second book I read was a collection of short stories by Norman Maclean. He…