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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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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Back in the #smokeymountains #appalachiantrail #TrekTheAT #at #at2015 #thruhike #hiking #hikerslife #hikertrash
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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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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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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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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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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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