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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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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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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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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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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Mt. Washington, NH

One aspect of thru-hiking came Never really into my mind. At least I wasn’t aware about it consciously. Until now.
The weight of all your belongings which you will carry on your back is most important for your journey. We have to choose wisely what to bring and checking regularly what you really use, is mandatory. Why? Because you won’t have fun when loaded out or being totallyoverloaded. And where is the point in doing something you don’t love? So now, this is a minimalistic lifestyle you will get used to. Being back in the – so called – civilized society will be absolutely different. You may don’t give a sh** on what’s hip and in and what you have to buy to be cool… you know, all this advertisements everywhere. You may also quit following mainstream media because it doesn’t do good to you. And you realize that most of your stuff is useless and eats of all your energies.
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“Love people, use things. The opposite Never works” – The Minimalists
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Lakes of the clouds Hut back in new Hampshire and right before Mount Washington. .
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