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Friday, January 6, 2017 12:48 pm

What’s an Appalachian Trail thru-hike cost? While it’s very possible to do a low-cost hike, mine wasn’t. While starting somewhat price-consciously, the final three states destroyed my budget. Read on to find out why.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 11:30 pm
Location: Patapsco Valley State Park: Hilton and Glen Artney Areas (8 miles)

Earlier today, I again returned to Patapsco Valley State Park for yet another hike with MAHG. This time, our hike followed several trails in the Hilton and Glen Artney areas to form two loops through the park.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:41 pm

Insistent on not being completely skin and bones after finishing my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, I regularly carried (and ate) a lot of food on the Appalachian Trail. Often, this resulted in having two completely full 13 L food bags after resupplying in town.

Before starting, I had a pretty good sense of what my food plan would be on the Trail, and with only a few exceptions, it didn’t change very much as I made progress up the Trail.

Read on, to see what a typical day of food for me looked like.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 11:30 pm
Location: Patapsco Valley State Park, Ilchester region (5.2 miles)

Earlier today, I returned to Patapsco Valley State park with MAHG to hike in a portion of the park near Ilchester, MD. My eighth hike with the group, it was nice to see some familiar faces from three different prior hikes.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 2:42 pm

The backbone of my communication, internet, and mapping needs on the Appalachian Trail was, not surprisingly, my iPhone 6s.

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