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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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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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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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

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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