Heading Back to Virginia!
Today is Wednesday, February 25th and I wanted to inform anyone still following that I will be heading back to the trail in a few days. I had intended to leave Minnesota this coming Saturday (2/28), but the sudden funeral of a dear friend and the recent warnings to AT thru-hikers about current weather conditions have shifted that plan by a couple of days. I hope to be on the trail by the end of next week and will try to get an update out within a week or so after that.
For anyone interested, I’m included a link to a draft of a video I’m working on to capture memories prepping for and hiking on the trail. Once the final part of the hike is done I intend to add sections for all 14 states so it serves as a video scrapbook. Fair warning: I made this purely as a personal scrapbook so you may find it tedious and self-indulgent.
As some of you know, Wendy and I spent part of January and February visiting her dad and his wife in Australia. As reflected in these photos, it has been a tale of two winters. And as fun as it was with Roly and Jane in Surfer’s Paradise, I’m thrilled to be returning to Appalachia to restart the hiking engine and try to close out my remaining miles. Thank you once again for your suppport. I hope we enjoy another 6-8 weeks together following white blazes on this final push to Georgia. I’ll see you on the trail near Pearisburg very soon!