After You Cross the Finish Line

In 1998, I spent 79 days backpacking the Appalachian Trail, hiking a total of 1,318 miles from mid-Virginia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. My whole goal for that summer was to climb Mt. Katahdin and have my picture taken with the famed sign that proclaimed that spot as the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.…

Reaching your goal; a letter to Scott Jurek

Like many people who are either avid hikers of the Appalachian Trail (AT) or are passionate about running, you have heard of Scott Jurek and his mission to break the speed record for hiking the AT (supported). He has until around 5:15pm (eastern) today to do it, and by the map I’m looking at right…