When I'm not out in the back country or stuck at my day job, I build and repair guitars and other fretted instruments.
Next spring I'm attempting a northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I am a recent graduate of Johns Hopkins University where I studied Environmental Studies & International Studies.
Join me for some general trip preparation, training hikes, highfalutin' philosophical musings, bear stories, and more. I grew up in Vermont, hiking and snowboarding in the Green Mountains.I've thru-hiked the Colorado Trail and the Long Trail, but I can't wait to embark on this Appalachian Trail journey. A photo-taking, video-shooting, trail-running, rock-climbing, book-reading, podcast-listening, quarter-of-a-century-year-old that loves the vast and immeasureable things in life.Over the past three years, I've spent most of my time road-tripping around the United States—focused on visiting National Parks/Forests.Favorite National Park & Sea-Shore: Glacier Lake National Park and Padre Island National Sea-Shore.Hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2014, excited to get back on the path! You may know me personally and have arrived at this blog hoping to keep up to date on my thru-hike or you happened upon my blog randomly because you 1) have an interest in the Appalachian Trail or 2) mistyped a google query and wound up clicking my link out of curiosity. My wife, Lauren, and I are two relatively young (30’s) outdoor enthusiasts who, two years ago, decided to take on the Appalachian Trail.
Since then, we’ve done everything within our means to make it a reality.Favorite Book(s): Odyssey by Homer, Ecotopia by Callenbach, and Into The Wild by Krakauer. I am spoiled and get to live in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee.I'm planning on starting my 2018 thru-hike on March 15th. I am a pediatric nurse, wife, twin, aunt, planner, encourager and lover of all things outdoors! mainly because of their affinity for me.) Looking forward to a flip flop hike with my hubby this May! I grew up in southern New Hampshire taking summer car-camping trips with my family to the Whites, gazing out the back window at their massive stature and dreaming of sitting at the top of them.I hope to meet some if not all of you along with way and hear your stories as well.I'm an 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker starting March 29th-ish.My personal website is: youd like to follow all our adventures. My friends know me as Bux and my tenitive trail name is Boomer, as in baby boomer, from my blog Recently I graduated from the University of North Georgia and I will be setting off on my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail at the end of February (2018).