Appalachian Trail Prep Part III: The Food

When you decide to undertake a summer activity that burns an extra 4,000 calories a day and you plan on doing it for 160 days, food becomes a major concern. The standard approach to food on the AT is to carry as little as possible between towns and when you go into town to resupply you binge eat as many calories as possible. This process repeats every five or six days until you reach Katahdin. Well if you know Lindsay and I, we’ve never done anything the “standard way” so why would we start now? Continue reading Appalachian Trail Prep Part III: The Food

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Appalachian Trail Photo Journal

We’re going to break up our pictures into galleries of similar topics to make it a little easier to navigate. We look forward to any comments you have for our photos and suggestions of other things to document on our Appalachian Trail Adventure!

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Appalachian Trail Preparation

Our full equipment and resupply box layout!
Our full equipment and resupply box layout!

 AT Part I – Georgia thru Virginia

Clay and Lindsay, getting ready to start the Springer Approach!
Clay and Lindsay, getting ready to start the Springer Approach!

Appalachian Trail Mileage Log

This is our quick, down and dirty “this is where we are at” post. We’ll update it with date, location and mileage as often as we can for those wanting to follow along! You won’t get notifications though so check back often.

September 12th – Andover, ME (South Arm Road); 1938.5 Miles from Springer

September 5th – Gorham, NH (Pinkham Notch); 1865.9 Miles from Springer

August 28th – Hanover, NH; 1743.8 Miles from Springer

August 25th – Rutland, VT; 1697.0 Miles from Springer

August 2nd – Greenwood Lakes, NY; 1367.9 Miles from Springer

July 15th – Waynesboro, PA; 1062.0 Miles from Springer

July 10th – Harper’s Ferry, WV; 1019.3 Miles from Springer

July 2nd – Waynesboro, VA; 857.3 Miles from Springer

June 24th – Daleville, VA; 724.0 Miles from Springer

June 17th – Pearisburg, Virginia; 631.3 Miles from Springer, 1554.0 Miles from Katahdin

June 7th – Damascus, Virginia; 467.4 Miles from Springer, 1717.9 Miles from Katahdin

June 2nd – Black Bear Resort, Hampton, Tennessee; 417.0 Miles from Springer

May 27th – Erwin, Tennessee; 342.1 Miles from Springer

May 22nd – Hot Springs, North Carolina; 273.9 Miles from Springer

May 11th – Clingman’s Dome, North Carolina; 199.1 Miles from Springer

May 8th – Fontana Dam, North Carolina; 164.1 Miles from Springer

May 5th – “The  NOC”, Natahala Outdoor Center, North Carolina; 137.1 Miles from Springer

April 29th – Hiawassee, Georgia; 69.6 Miles from Springer

April 26th – Neel’s Gap Georgia; 31.7 Miles from Springer

April 23rd – Amicalola Falls State Park; -8.8 Miles from Springer

April 22rd – Atlanta, Georgia; 0 Miles from Springer, 2185 from Katahdin

New Zealand Photo Journal

We separated our New Zealand experience into three different categories to make navigation a little easier. We look forward to any comments you have about our photos or travels!

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WWOOFing and Working in New Zealand

Walking down to catch the water taxi back to Punga. Possibly my favorite picture of Lindsay and I
Walking down to catch the water taxi back to Punga. Possibly my favorite picture of Lindsay and I

 

North Island Adventuring

We met some cops at the put-in point. I promise they were cool with the whole thing and we weren't getting arrested.
We met some cops at the put-in point. I promise they were cool with the whole thing and we weren’t getting arrested.

South Island Adventuring

Sunset at the Morekai Rocks
Sunset at the Morekai Rocks

Delayed flights, Airport Sprinting and the Value of Good Karma

So right now I’m currently sitting in Florida only a few days before we start our AT hike and flying all day yesterday made me realize that I never posted our story of getting back to New Zealand after Breanna’s Wedding. This is truly one of the most improbable airport experience I have ever heard of,  not to mention experienced first hand.

Continue reading Delayed flights, Airport Sprinting and the Value of Good Karma