Monthly Archives: July 2012

How the Good Badger Made Us Hike the Appalachian Trail

Up to this point we had confirmed one thing– we loved being outdoors. A simple weekend in one of the best “designed” national parks in the country (?)  had hooked us.  We loved being outdoors, we loved that it meant … Continue reading

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Knowing When to Turn Back or When Backpacking Makes You Cry

DISCLAIMER:  I’M REPOSTING THIS AS A NEW POST BECAUSE WORDPRESS SAW FIT TO DELETE THE BETTER PART OF IT THIS MORNING, SO HERE’S THE SECOND GO It’s crazy how timing works out in life sometimes.  We recently had our first … Continue reading

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Car Camping Shenandoah National Park- How We Became Campers

My fiancee and I have been doing outdoorsy stuff since the beginning of our relationship.  Her family has a large plot of land in the Catskills that they used to go to for weekend escapes from the Hudson Valley.  This … Continue reading

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Kendrick Peak – How a Day on the Trail Can Change Your Life

This was my first real hike.  My dad made arrangements for it to happen which now in retrospect is pretty monumental because he’s not a planner.  I don’t know where the idea came from nor how he picked Kendrick specifically.  … Continue reading

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My Hiking Resume’- The Early Years

It both makes sense and doesn’t that we are trying to undertake this journey. I somewhat have an outdoors history, but it’s pretty remote.  It’s far from being enough that anyone would hear I’m hiking the AT and say “well … Continue reading

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About the AT- You, It’s What’s For Dinner

We discussed previously that the AT is dangerous for 3 reasons thus far- You Can Go Insane, You Can Die, and You Can Catch Stuff.  I’m sure everyone is already packing their bags in eager anticipation of joining us on … Continue reading

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About the AT- A Whole Post About Poo

Okay back at it. We were discussing reasons why the AT is so damn hard. 3.  You Can Catch Stuff

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Safety and The Appalachian Trail

This is a very broad post and probably just more reactionary to get stuff off my chest after learning about the death on the AT a few weeks ago.  As mentioned in my post About the AT- the Real Version, … Continue reading

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Off the Couch and On the Trail

I figured I should explain the name of this blog before we get any further.

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About the AT- The REAL Version!!!

Okay Mom’s this is your warning!  In fact click on THIS and you can re-read everything about the wonderful Appalachian Trail.  The safe, well-organized, simple, old, reliable Appalachian Trail. Alright I warned you.  If you proceed from here I don’t … Continue reading

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