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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Partnachalm

Seeing the alps from the distance, like around #munich, is very impressive. You can see them for the length of a couple 100km.
A little further down south I was on the way back to my car, coming from my #partnachklamm day hike. Had that view from #partnachalm – a meadow in the mountains below or around treeline. I was stunned.
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Great Lake Taupo, NZ

I really can’t wait to get out on a trail, start moving my ass, sweating like hell and be finally back home. Less than 12 months to go. (YESSSSS!;) Even though i have to plan for 2 trails, being in 4 countries on 2 continents. Researching gear, resupply stuff, visa and permits, maps and flights. My company offered to support my plans. Not only that they are sports enthusiasts, they also like the message I’m trying to spread. Figuring all that out takes a lot of my freetime which i happily spent on that. Ways to go. Seems to be pretty far away tho…
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It’s no “work” when you love what you do. Listen to your heart!
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#newzealand #aotearoa #nz
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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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Dresden, Germany

Hiking the appalachian trail had a huge impact on almost everything in my life. Not only that my personality changed significantly, my attitude, behavior and very own perspective of my life and it’s meaning went through a similar process. It took me quiet a while to figure that out and realize what has happened. I’m not the man I used to be anymore. Then I thought about one thing. What can I do to spread the word and show people how they can achieve the same if they want. For me, words are just words unless you’re acting accordingly. “If you’re going to talk the talk you’ve got to walk the walk” – Right? And that’s what I’m going to do. Literally.
My gameplan is roughly set. When, where, how long. I will leave germany in mid April 2018 flying over to the U.S. taking 10 days to get my missing gear together. Start on the pct going nobo. Flying out to Sidney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand – from Vancouver, Canada. Hike the Te Araroa, then flying back to Sidney and then Germany mid or late May 2019. I’m so excited, greatful and nervous about what’s lying ahead of me. A good sign 😉
So if you’re still asking yourself about what is my point: I want to show you, that everyone is able and capable of going on an adventure. I want you to be inspired by my stories, pictures and words. To show you that it’s doable as long as you put all your energies and power in it. You can do what ever you want! That’s what I learned on the appalachian trail…
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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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Fort William, Highland

I simply love those moments of piece and freedom. These are pretty rare and very valuable. Even just a couple of seconds last long enough to survive without them. Taking all in. Watch it, feel it, enjoy it. You can find them – where you’ve never been to get. So go ahead boldly. But you may consider,
Allways choose the road less taken!
It’s worth every detour 😉
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Auckland, New Zealand

Everytime i Get to a new country with access to the ocean i get excited like a little boy the night before Christmas the closer I get. There is a magical moment right before you see the waves rolling in for the very first time. And then, walking slowly to the shore, I realize how small and unimportant i am and how fortunate to have the chance to be here and being able to live my life. I close my eyes, standing still, taking a deep breath. And just like the little boy I used to be, I start exploring and scouting out.
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There lies beauty in every moment, ready to be found, just look closely or you’ll miss it 😉
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#staycurious #traveltheworld #beautyofnature

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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Max Patch

Looking back on my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail makes me realize that I wasn’t really prepared for that adventure. And I’m not talking about my gear. I had no plan, just an idea. To find salvation for my wounded soul, suffering from “life”. It was either go and hike or die. So for me I played all in…
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…and, if you believe me or not, I don’t care, I won. A special present and a new perspective. My whole life has changed for the better since then. It didn’t happen just like that. That was just the beginning. Of an awaken life. With a connected heart and soul…. and now, it’s your turn if you’re ready? 😉
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