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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New Zealand

My adventurous heart feels torn apart when it comes to make a decision about whether to go into the mountains or to the sea. I do love both of them so this is a real issue sometimes. Maybe It’s the fact that New Zealand has to offer either, and almost everything in between, what makes me love that country so much. Not to forget the great and cool and layed back people of aotearoa. The land of the long white cloud. I miss you so much! .
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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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Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, Scotland

The greenest grass I’ve ever seen, The cloudiest skies I’ve ever watched, the freshest air I’ve ever felt and the most unsteady weather I’ve ever experienced- was in Scotland. Urquhart Castle to be specific. Stand right there in awe, Couldn’t believe that things are about to come true like “see the Scottish highlands”, “go to worlds famous Loch Ness” and “Just be there”… can you imagine that feeling right now?
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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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Lincoln Center

I never planned on going to visit New York City when hiking the appalachian trail. I thought it could possibly have a bad influence on me when I headed out to be in the woods for half a year and then go straight to one of the biggest cities of the world. I planned on being alone on trail. Luckily the total opposite was true at the end and I’m really greatful I joined my friends. Surely one of the longer lasting memories for me.
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You can plan everything ahead and try to stick with that. But life doesn’t work like that. Learn to go with the flow unless you’re feeling uncomfortable. Follow your heart – but don’t forget: happiness is when shared!
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Sitges, Catalunya, Espanya

Being in Spain for the very first time was a surprisingly nice experience. I don’t know why but I was never really interested in visiting southern Europe countries. Glad I had a good start with them. Maybe there is a chance for me hiking the Camino de Santiago. But this is still pretty far away. Just saying – you know 😉
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Max Patch

Looking back on my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail makes me realize that I wasn’t really prepared for that adventure. And I’m not talking about my gear. I had no plan, just an idea. To find salvation for my wounded soul, suffering from “life”. It was either go and hike or die. So for me I played all in…
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…and, if you believe me or not, I don’t care, I won. A special present and a new perspective. My whole life has changed for the better since then. It didn’t happen just like that. That was just the beginning. Of an awaken life. With a connected heart and soul…. and now, it’s your turn if you’re ready? 😉
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