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A Reason to Sing

I’ve been so angry lately. I feel as far away from God as I’ve ever felt, but at the same time as close as I’ve ever been.

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Just about everyday I eat at this little sandwich shop in Bryson City called the Filling Station. Burgers are one of my favorite things but they only have them as special and on rare occasions. This beautiful mountain of a burger was my welcome home from the trail present. Doesn’t get much better than a burger, sweet potato fries, a strawberry-rhubarb pie, and some sweet tea. If you make it to Bryson City be sure to stop by the Filling Station. There’s a pretty good chance I’ll be there.  Oh an by the way fried pies are the Friday special. Get there early because they go fast!!! I’m super thankful for the present!!!

Filling the Love Just about everyday I eat at this little sandwich shop in Bryson City called the Filling Station.
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Trail Shock

It’s been almost 2 weeks since I finished my little hike. Sometimes it doesn’t even feel like I actually did it. My feet, however, constantly remind me of the abuse I put them through. They decided that it would be good if I couldn’t feel my toes less than halfway through the hike and well they’ve decided it’s best that I don’t feel them ever again. I read on whiteblaze.netthat it could last…

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JellyBean’s 2014 Appalachian Trail Hike Summary

JellyBean’s 2014 Appalachian Trail Hike Summary

I thought it would be neat to look at what I actually hiked. This table shows the actual trail miles I hiked and doesn’t take into account any side trails or times where I was lost. I marked every night in my guidebook and I’m really glad I did. It’s pretty neat to look back and just see how much I really hiked. I also found out that I was a day off in my guide which is not a big deal. It’s…

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JellyBean’s Gear List for 2014 Thru Hike

JellyBean’s Gear List for 2014 Thru Hike

This is pretty much everything I carried minus a few items like bug spray, bug net, food, and smart water bottle.

This is pretty much everything I carried minus a few items like bug spray, bug net, food, and smart water bottle.

I guess every newbie starts the trail with more than they need. It doesn’t take long for you to realize that you shouldn’t carry certain items, and maybe there are others you could simply do with out. When I started hiking my base weight was somewhere between 22-24 lbs, when I…

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Day 10,958 or Day 96

Today was my dad’s and my birthday! Today I turned 30! Today I finished the the Appalachian Trail from GA to ME!

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Day 92-95

Day 92 Day 93 Day 94 Day 95

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Day 84-91

I was on the verge of breaking down with Lucy but…I feel so blessed. 5 days left until I summit….at least that’s the plan and I am so excited.

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Quick Update

220 miles left. Don’t have much time for a blog post but got lots of videos. Hardest days are coming up but wanted to let everyone know I’m moving right along.

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Day 81-84

Today’s been a pretty disappointing day, but had some time to make some updates so I figured I would.