Monthly Archives: May 2013


The Road to Damascus

Day 33; Mile 467. I reached Damascus, VA on Saturday evening after averaging more than 20 miles per day the past week, and walking 26 on Saturday. Not only have I now been hiking for more than a month, but I’m also in my fourth […]


Singing in the Rain

Day 27; Mile 341. It’s been quite an eventful week. I hiked down out of the Smokies to perfect weather and great views, coming into Hot Springs, NC on Tuesday after a 26 mile day. In the last mile or so I saw my first […]


Hello Tennessee

Day 18, Mile 206 It’s been a good week on the Trail – my leg has healed, I’m feeling in really good shape and I’ve managed three 20+ mile days. I’ve covered almost 100 miles this week (and should do another 15 or 20 tomorrow), […]


Out of Georgia

Day 12; Mile 109.8 I’m lying in bed on a cold, wet Sunday morning as we wait out today’s rain in Franklin, NC. The weather generally has been more wintery than not, about exactly what I left behind in Cape Town. I can’t wait for […]