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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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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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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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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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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Maine Appalachian Trail Land

Just recently I’ve been asked by a colleague if I don’t mind my career and resume because of my hiking plans. I told him that I am the boss in my life and I don’t care about that. Then I asked him what he would remember if he had to Die tomorrow. As he couldn’t answer that question, I added: “do you think that the hours spent in the office would be a remarkable one? – or would it be that one time you did some really crazy thing and you’ve went on a adventure?”. Boldly go…
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Just not like: “Sorry! I don’t want any adventures, thank you. Not Today. Good morning! But please come to tea – any time you like! Why not tomorrow? Good bye!” Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit
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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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Abol Bridge Campground & Store

There was a moment on trail when we saw Mount katahdin for the very first time so clear ahead of us. We had a break up there and sat around for maybe an hour. And my thoughts were wandering. The last couple of miles left to the end of an journey. So big, long, challenging, exhausting, tiring, full of thunderstorms, oppressive heat, foggy days and freezing nights. And many laughs, filled with happiness and hiker sweat, friendships have developed and strangers became family. This is an experience you’ll only find where you have nothing but the stuff in your pack on you. You will learn to adjust and how to let go, you will go with the flow, where ever you’re bound. You will grow on every step, see your patience and Faith expanding. You are a believer. In yourself, mother nature and – which ever Name your God may have. But the most important lesson will be: have faith in your heart and in your love. .
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Tinker Cliffs

Hot and humid air, filled with Bugs wherever you came out of the woods. Sweaty and thirsty when we came up to McAfee knob. That was the sh**. Stunned by the view, stung by the Bugs. Had our pictures taken and hiked on to Tinker Cliffs where we pitched tents and stayed for the night at. Then a thunderstorm rolled in but missed us for the majority. Despite the few raindrops we got. That was a perfect day. With all the ups and downs – literally, of course.
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We have to have those counter parts. There is no day without night, there is no life without death, there is no shadow without Light, the is no happiness without sadness.
And the is no fear where love rules!
Appreciate both or you won’t see either.
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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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