June 24, 2018

Day 4: campsite with stream to 501 shelter (12.8 miles)

Honeymoon period is over. We got some scattered thunderstorms in the night and our tent may or may not be the right tent for this trek. It leaked all night dripping right on my face... Jamie’s side was totally dry so it might...

June 19, 2018

Day 0:

Deleted all my alarms off my phone, feels so good!

Day 1: Duncannon, PA to Peters mountain Shelter (11 mi)

Started in town, bid farewell to Cindy and Jim at the Doyle Hotel and eventually found our way to the single track trail (probably 30 - 45 mins in town and on sidewalks...

June 16, 2018

The night before any big event has the potential to evoke a grab bag of emotions. I’m feeling oddly calm and steady. It is AT-hike-eve and bags are almost fully packed, the GPS tracker will probably work, our camelbacks are filled with nice purified water, our first soylent smoot...

June 7, 2018

Nutrition is of utmost importance when thru hiking because your body begins to break down after months of rigorous exercise and limited food options. In addition, we plan to hike on a plant-based diet, but unfortunately won’t have access to much in the form of whole foods or prod...

June 6, 2018

Figuring out our daily nutritional needs was a major milestone in our planning. Once we knew what food we needed, our thinking quickly moved to our resupply needs. We started to see the trail in chunky 100 mile (5-6 day) sections and chunk-by-chunk the necessary resupply hamlets...

June 6, 2018

Meeting our daily caloric needs along with keeping our pack weight as light as possible is our main focus when selecting food items for our meal plan. With the decision to do this plant-based, the planning will require some careful considerations.  Animal products keep you feelin...

June 3, 2018

“Some people think a plant-based, whole foods diet is extreme. Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.”
- Caldwell Esselstyn

Eating animals is somethin...

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