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Day 5-7

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Day 5

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Day 7
It’s hard to peck out these letters on a screen littered with drop of water. I will keep this short. All I can think is Gandalf can’t you do something about this deluge. It’s wet! Still awesome but wet. Very thankful mom was in Franklin bc I needed a…

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Day 4

I imagine these posts will get fewer and farther between as I go on. But things are new so it’s really fun.

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Day 3 – Blood Mountain

I’ve done right at 16 miles today. I think I’m going to go a couple more miles further to some campsites.

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Day 0-1

Having me a nice lunch break at the moment! Great day so far.

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Day -1

I wanted to write a quick post before I went to sleep, or at least tried to. The snoring has already begun. Graaah, graaah. I imagine this will be the normal rhythm of the night. I’m super excited though! Today was so stressful and the past weeks have been equally so. Trying to get work done, trying to get taxes paid, trying to make plans for anything that may happen. Life is just too…

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The Luxury Item

Guilele

I’ve been debating on what I should bring. I’m pretty much as minimal as I want to go on gear. My cookset, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, clothes, first aid/toiletries and pack weigh a  whopping 20lbs. That’s pretty good I think. Anyhow I keep debating on what item I want to take just for me. I have a kindle, and I have a guitar both of which are in the air. The guitar weighs 27oz which is…

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A Moment of Doubt

A Moment of Doubt

Not sure how to describe the song. I guess I’m a little nervous about posting it because it’s capturing a moment. A moment of doubt. A moment of frustration. A clash between faith and reason. The push for logic to overtake belief. The human response. Am I crazy? Logic says this way won’t work, faith says that way goes no where. It’s the frustration of feeling like I can’t make a decision. What if…

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It’s Going to Rain

It’s Going to Rain

Dog shaking

The stress of trying to finish up these last few projects before I hit the trail has been almost overwhelming. I was able to go boating for a few minutes yesterday which helped me relax a bit but I still feel quite tense. I haven’t really been on the river in weeks and that’s been a little bit of a bummer. It seems like I haven’t had time to do much other than work. Right now, I am unable to…

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An Outdoor Mecca

Bryson City Sun taken by Aaron Morgan

Bryson City is a small town in Western North Carolina nestled in the Smoky Mountains. Nestled is a good word for Bryson as it sits in a valley divided by the Tuckaseegee and surrounded by mountains. This quaint pedestrian friendly town if filled with ice cream shops, coffee houses, restaurants, and cute little stores. It’s the kind of town where people develop habits like playing chess at a…

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Less than A Month

Less than A Month

Saving Daylight, Pastel on Card, 12x16 inches (3-10-2014) by John Hunter Speier

You know it’s almost scary how fast time is moving. January flew by. Did we just skip February? We are already almost 2 weeks into March. Life moves so fast it seems impossible to accomplish every thing that I want to. All this will come to a screeching halt for me in less than a month. These busy every day things will be no more and for months on end I will be in the wilderness. I imagine it’s…

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