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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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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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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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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Appalachian Trail

When we got to that shelter we still had a couple of hours till sunset so we sat there for dinner, chatting with each other, having fun. we pitched our tents a little bit uphill like 50 feet away. later that night we were sitting under the tarp of blazer and hula watching a thunderstorm rolling over the city at the bottom of the mountains. just a small group of us, talking, just listening, smoking, drinking… enjoying the moment. for me one of the best memories…
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good company, good spirits and an excellent view on nature’s work in action. what else do you need?
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picture by the incredible Mr @nicholasreichard .
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Scotland

There is something unknown behind those skies and beyond that mountains. What it is or may be do you ask? Well, I don’t know. But why can’t we just simply go for a bit and find out? Come and join me. It’ll take you just one little step! .
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And another tiny one… .
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And another one… .
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Now keep going and follow your heart to its destination. Love! .
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Appalachian Trail

We all have our struggles, dramas and complaints every once in a while, but at the end we can see that it’s not as hard as it may seem. As long as you have a warm and dry place to stay, food and good company around, life is awesome. The more we have, the more we are afraid to loose it and to have to let go. Better to find out what you really need and want in life and to let things and people go in peace when needed… groupie taken by @8pawshike when we crossed the NJ/NY border back in 2015.
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Less is always more!
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Appalachian Trail

Now that I’m planning for my TA thru-hike I realise that I’m not that kind of guy who needs to plan every single step in advance. It’s not that I ignore the risks and ‘what could possibly go wrong’ or something. It’s just that I want to go with the flow. I don’t want to know everything what may be ahead of me. Even Facebook Pages and all the blogs out there kinda annoy me. Don’t ever tell me how, where and why I should do anything. I want to learn what life has to teach me on my very own way. That’s why want to boldly go… .
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If you know everything that will be ahead on your life’s road, is it still worth going?
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