Cell Phone Blues….

Well, yesterday while I was at the store buying some supplies, trying to hold 2 boxes of Slim Jims, a box of Pop Tarts, cheese cloth, a small deodorant, baby powder, tooth paste, vitamins, and instant potatoes, I somehow managed to drop my phone on the supermarket floor.  It wasn’t […]

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Here We Go…

All the hours I spent the past few months watching videos, reading blogs, and not packing my gear…it all adds up the week before you leave!  We finished assembling our backpacks and food drops tonight at 8 PM…roughly 8 hours before we depart from Santa Barbara for Georgia.  The days, […]

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Ounces, Pounds, and Pints

With our start date fast approaching (4 days away!) I’ve been spending copious amounts of time getting my gear in order.  Everything has been weighed down to the ounce, put into a spreadsheet, and carefully considered in relation to advice from friends, blogs I’ve read, and countless hours of YouTube […]

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Tomorrow I’ll Be Unemployed

Today is my last day of work at FoodTools.  Six years of good times, lots of traveling, and many lessons learned.  I wouldn’t trade it for anything!  Tomorrow I’ll be officially unemployed and next week I’ll be a full time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker.  Today we published the 50th issue of A Slice Of.., […]

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Driving Directions

I probably shouldn’t have…but I did… I went to Google Maps and typed in driving directions from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine…and this popped up.  The distance is 800 miles shorter, 1,376 miles of driving versus 2,184 miles of walking, but the big difference is the travel time.  […]

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Maps

This is what 2,184 miles of maps looks like spread out on our coffee table.  Now it is time to section them out and plan when Amy will send them to us along the trail! We will probably start with a few maps that cover the first few states in my […]

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