One Step, One Breath

Trail names are "Nighthawk" & "All Terrain".
Bob & Bella – “Nighthawk” & “All Terrain”

A journey of mindful walking

These pages contain thoughts and musings while preparing for and hiking the Appalachian Trail. Watch this page for periodic (irregular, infrequent) updates.

I’d like to thank my family and friends who are making this possible. It’s no small task to walk out of one’s life and go live in the woods for an extended period of time. I am immeasurably grateful for your contributions, no matter how small.

If you’re interested in more information about the AT, here are a few resources to get started. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is the organization that tries to “tie it all together”. WhiteBlaze is an online resource with current hiker info. Also, Google has an interactive map that is a good way to see the full extent of the trail. Finally, Bill Bryson’s book A Walk in the Woods is a hilarious way to get a fair sense of what’s involved in hiking the trail.

May 5, 2019 – Bella and I have been on the River to River Trail for the last three weeks, hardening ourselves in preparation for the AT. Many thanks, and apologies, to those who have emailed and tried to connect, it’s been difficult to keep up without regular service. A few Tales of the Trail are listed below.