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Springer Mountain, Georgia

During the latter part of the 80’s and well into the 90’s, I worked in a Christian retail store in El Paso, TX. One day an older gentleman walked in asking for the book buyer. He had just written a … Continue reading

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The Itch

By the fall of 1999, I had been at MRNRA for over a year, and was beginning to feel the urge to move on, but the time wasn’t right. I honestly felt that I had enough experience to start applying … Continue reading

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Leading A Trail Crew

One of the first trail crews I worked on was with the Appalachian Trail Conference’s Konnarock Crew. Since they were based out of the Mt. Rogers Work Center near Sugar Grove, VA, it was the perfect option to learn some … Continue reading

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A Cabin In The Woods

My first assignment as a full-time volunteer at Mt. Rogers was that of a backcountry ranger. My area was bounded by Elk Garden to the west, Fox Creek and VA 603 to the north, Grayson Highlands State Park to the … Continue reading

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Into The Great Wide Open

Damascus Virgina is a small community just across  the Tennessee state line. There are several trails that go directly through the town limits including the Virginia Creeper Trail, the Iron Mountain Trail, Bicycle Route 76, and of course, the Appalachian … Continue reading

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One Adventure Comes To An End…

The last couple of weeks of my hike through Maine were filled with climbs and descents of numerous mountains, both named and unnamed. The biggest thing that stood out to me was Mahoosic Notch, a mile long rock  scramble through … Continue reading

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Southbound Once Again

After a couple of days of rest and relaxation, I was ready to hit the trail again. As the AT travels southward through Maine, the mountains get bigger and the views grander. The first thing, though, was to cross the … Continue reading

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