Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Don't Follow the Crowd

A little over two months or so ago I made my decision to thru-hike the appalachian trail starting march 1st of 2012. While researching, I've come across a large number of people keeping blogs while they are doing the trail. The one thing that I failed to find, was one dealing with the preparation it took to start a hike like this. So that is what I will do. I will update this and keep a log of anything I do to prepare in order to show what kind of effort something like this takes.

For those of you who don't know, the Appalachian trail is a footpath leading from Sringer Mountain in northern Georgia, to Mount Katahdin in Maine; spanning a little over 2100 miles.

So I guess I should explain who I am and where I'm at in this whole process.
My name is Dan and I'm from Parlm Harbor, Florida and I'm 21 years old.

I first got this idea a few years ago, not knowing anything about it. I wanted to do it but couldnt find the time or come up with the money. Nor did I know anything about it. It wasn't untill recently when I realized; school will still be there when I get back. This is one of the very few chances I will get to do this, so I would be crazy not to take advantage of it. So here I go.


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  2. Enjoying your blog! I too am blogging about my prep for a Mar 19 start. Looks like you'll get a good head start on me. Maybe we'll catch up at trail days or something. Elso, I'll be reading your shelter log entries and blog posts.


  3. not sure how i got here lol, been looking for free zombie games xD