Monday, April 10, 2017

Harpers Ferry

We took the pups in the RV to Harpers Ferry this weekend. It was chilly and windy, but beautiful; I hadn't been there since I hiked through on the Trail four years ago!

Good luck to all of this year's hikers!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Low Bandwidth

So I tried to fix a couple of typos in my AT ebook, Walking Home to Maine, and ended up erasing all the pictures. Someone was kind enough to point it out to me here. It took me a while to fix, partly because I was at the lake and didn't have good internet connectivity, and partly because my personal mental bandwidth isn't always all that robust to start with..

Anyway, the kind Kindle Publishing folks at Amazon finally got me and my book straightened out, and the pictures are restored. If you purchased the book and couldn't see the pictures, you can re-download it for free. If you haven't purchased it...well, you were smart to wait! Now would be the perfect time to do so! Check it out at!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Three Years!!

Since I started's really hard to believe; hard to believe that so much time has passed so quickly, but even harder to believe that I had the time to hike at all. Now I feel so busy, I don't even have time to keep up this blog, let alone hike very far!

Ah, well. Such is life. I still know I'm very lucky to have experienced the Appalachian Trail in all its glory, and I'm very grateful for the opportunity. I'm also grateful to all those people who did so much to help speed me on my way.  

For those of you who might be interested, I did finish my story about the thru-hike. It's called Walking Home to Maine, and you can download it from Amazon. The link is here: 

The book has gotten some good reviews in the few months that it's been available, so I feel pretty confident recommending it, and you can download it for free if you have Amazon Prime. I hope you enjoy it!

And since this is the start of the AT North-bound hiking season, I want to wish all the thru-hikers good luck!  I hope you get to the shelter just before it starts to rain, I hope there's still space for you, and I hope the mice leave your Snickers bars alone!  Good Hiking!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I've been busy...

Ok, so I've been busy hanging out in places like this pool bar, drinking beer, but that keeps me pretty occupied.

Even so, I've found time to finish (some might say, 'stop obsessing over') my little e-book about the trail. I am proud to announce that Walking Home to Maine; My Appalachian Trail Journey is now available on Amazon for download to your favorite tablet or mobile device for your reading pleasure. It's just in time for Christmas, too, in case you need an extra e-stocking-stuffer for that special someone.

Unfortunately, it's not available in hardcover yet, maybe it will be at a later date, if there's any real interest. So get busy downloading!

Oh, and I should mention that, even though my buddy Josh is listed as the editor, any typos or examples of poor grammar you might find are my fault. Josh did a great job editing my manuscript, and he gave me great advice, but I put it through about six or seven revisions after I let him see it. (See 'obsessing over' above.)

I hope you like it! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AT vs Airports

Once again, the only time I've spent on the trail so far this year is to do a little trail magic. Pathetic, right? I think it's pretty telling that I've logged more miles on airport jetways than hiking trails lately!

I guess it's a good indicator of how lucky I was to have been able to hike the AT when I did!

I have finished my little hiking memoir, though; I'm planning to self-publish it on Amazon next month, so stay tuned!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

New Ink

It's way past time for an update on here.  We're in Las Vegas for our nephew's wedding, and his fiancée is a tattoo artist.  I've been thinking about getting a tattoo ever since I finished hiking.

And speaking of ink, I've also finished the manuscript about my time on the trail; now I'm trying to figure out how to get it published... 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Some Time at the Lake

Okay, so I didn't walk home this summer, I drove.  It was great to spend some time with family and friends...and the lobster and clams were pretty good, too!