This is the first post in my new blog for hikers.
Some people ask me why I hike. For me, it boils down to the sense of adventure–especially for a long-distance hike. Eight years ago this coming March, I began a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Even now, as I think back on that morning of March 14, 2003, I remember the anticipation of several of us as we were ready and eager to take that first step into adventure.
In upcoming posts, I will write about many topics associated with hiking. Topics that will inform anyone with an urge to put on a backpack and walk into the great outdoors. I hope that you will be enlightened and that you will share your experiences with me.