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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Höllentalklamm

Just a couple of weeks after I had decided to do the Appalachian Trail, I went down in the south and did some preparation hikes in the German alps. The so called “#hoellentalklamm” in Garmisch-Partenkirchen was absolutely amazing. I’m usually not that easily scared (because of huge drops or sketchy footbridges,…) but down there it got me a couple of times. A great hike, nevertheless. There is also the #zugspitze somewhere in the background;)
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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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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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Appalachian Trail

No words can describe the feelings I have when looking back on the trail. I can’t describe how it feels like to live the traillife. I fell in love with the simple, the real – real-life. Being out in the wild. Far away from all the things that eat up all our energies and good spirits. Surrounded by Nature, Friends like family and your self. Plenty of space to expand your comfort zone to. Feeling the blood pumping through your veins, the sweat running down your body, smelling the sweet fragrancies of your surroundings – and a little bit of your very own funk, of course 😉 life is easy and simply awesome!
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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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