Daleville, Virginia

One the things I liked the most on the appalachian trail is, to talk to random people along the trail. I’ve met so many great people along the trail, thru-hiking or not. I always spent a good chunk of time sitting down and talking to them. Some were former hikers, some locals on a short hike on the trail, some just tourists. .
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Not quite sure if that’s right before Daleville or another Town. I do remember celebrating @pieonthetrail ‘s birthday there… .
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Hanover, New Hampshire

Leaving Hanover,NH and having a break to enjoy this amazing summer day’s view. Sat there for about one hour, had some snacks and smokes and took a brief video clip for my folks at home. And than shit got real pretty fast – and it’s been an awesome time! Would trade in everything to be there right now. Anyways, new adventures are coming up and time is flying.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

What if you would die tomorrow? Could you go without regrets? Or is there something you always wanted to do but you still haven’t yet? .
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I’m asking that question to myself every once in a while. To remember that we aren’t immortal. To remember to listen to my heart. To bring meaning back to my life and it’s purpose. It’s like a compass for my life’s path. Stay focused, stay in the present, be real, be you.
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Back in the #smokeymountains #appalachiantrail #TrekTheAT #at #at2015 #thruhike #hiking #hikerslife #hikertrash
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Appalachian Trail

Main. The final state for all those hiking nobo on the appalachian trail. It’s supposedly one of the hardest sections of the trail. And yes. It was beast sometimes. And it was a beauty. When having views like that you know that everything was worth it. Surrounded by nothing else than Peace, freedom and the pure contact with your environment. .
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Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania

Geeking out about fireworks for 4th of July celebration… @durc_yo gave us a quick Tour through a shop dedicated to only every imaginable kind of crackers, sparklers and all that stuff. Wired but funny. We spent a nice zero day at the church in Delaware water gap and got into new jersey next morning. .
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Talking a side path can lead to everything. It may be a nice 2h talk right under a power line clearing with a nice old couple being out for a day hike. It may be leaving the trail at a parking lot to go get pizza for all of us a couple miles away Town as well. And of course it could be you ending up in a fireworks store right before the 4th. And everything in between 😉
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Grayson Highlands State Park

When I got to the Grayson Highlands I was completely on my own. @bobogle was a couple of miles behind me, @pieonthetrail and @nicholasreichard still more than a day ahead. It’s been a windy day and i got blown off the trail more than once. Even a 40 lbs pack couldn’t hold me down. But it was still a nice part of the trail. It took me another two days to catch up to the guys. It was pretty rough sometimes because of the fear of being left behind I can feel and am afraid of. The appalachian trail isn’t only a Rollercoaster from a physical but also from an emotional perspective. Caught my mind going crazy every once in a while. Till i realized that I could let them go and to not trusting them anymore blindly. A big game changer to lift your mood and spirits. PS: Wait for the gap between the thoughts ;).
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Appalachian Mountains

I will never forget that feeling I had, when I realized how huge that country is, the whole world. When standing on top of a mountain and you can see the mountains in the distance. Those tiny streets and cars and city lights down below. How tiny and unimportant we all are. And how big and important we are at the very same time. We are coming from the same source. We are equal. Connected. We all are capable of doing great things. You can do what ever you want – as soon as you are willing to learn what it has to teach and to carry the consequences of what you’ll do. Fair trade, isn’t it? 😉
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Go and life your dreams! It’s never to late!
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Appalachian Mountains

What is more important than living your life at it’s fullest? Not just existing. Do something you really love and put all your energy in that “project” – in You!
If you don’t know how to start, read a book, read 10 books, watch documentaries and talk to people. Stop talking and start listening. Your heart, your guts, your thoughts and feelings. People around you and everything in between. All and everything is constantly taking to us. And I’m not talking about whatever-media. As soon as you find something interesting, your heart will tell You! Listen carefully and adjust to that New thing in your life. The more you try, the more you grow. You can’t ever fail but always learn. And now: Go! And move your ass 😉
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Maine Appalachian Trail Land

Just recently I’ve been asked by a colleague if I don’t mind my career and resume because of my hiking plans. I told him that I am the boss in my life and I don’t care about that. Then I asked him what he would remember if he had to Die tomorrow. As he couldn’t answer that question, I added: “do you think that the hours spent in the office would be a remarkable one? – or would it be that one time you did some really crazy thing and you’ve went on a adventure?”. Boldly go…
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Just not like: “Sorry! I don’t want any adventures, thank you. Not Today. Good morning! But please come to tea – any time you like! Why not tomorrow? Good bye!” Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit
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Shenandoah National Park

Sitting there on the blank surface of those very old rocks with my friends – chatting, having dinner, drinking wine or resting silently. My eyes are wandering around, over those Ridge lines, trees and mountain peaks in the distance. Measuring how much day light may be left by watching the shadows grow. How old they may be? What have they seen? Dinosaurs? Rise and fall of empires? War? Freedom? … And then I look at those people sitting next to me. Pie, Cheesebeard and Click. Who are they? I never met them before and now I’m sitting right next to strangers that are already like family. Watching the sun go down in the Shenandoahs, simply enjoying life. .
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I always knew that I will finish the trail. But I thought that I’m alone and totally on my own. Never expected to find such great folks along the way. I couldn’t be more grateful for that experience!
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Picture courtesy: @nicholasreichard
– thx dude 😉
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