Slop

Slop is a one pot, one burner stew The best part of a day During my Thru-Hike I carried a simple set of two nesting pots, with two lids and a plastic cups with measurements The simple and quick process was to hydrate dehydrated items -dehydrated meat -dehydrated re-fried beans -quick brown rice Spices and…

Trail Nutrition

Several weeks into my thru-hike I became increasingly interested in the nutrition of my food Some popular trail foods were high in starch and salt, such as Ramen noodles. One resource suggested potato buds and gravy. We could eat several Ramen and still feel hungry. Those hikers who had purchased dehydrated trail meals were often…

Peaks

Some of the highest points on the A.T. are accessible by car, including Mount Washington and Clingman’s Dome However, the North and South Terminus of the Trail, must be ascended on foot (Mount Katahdin and Springer Mountain) Mount Washington New Hampshire Mount Katahdin Maine Springer Mountain Georgia Clingmans Dome Tennesse Mount Rogers Virgina Roan Highlands…

Baxter State Park

Millinocket Maine Situs of Mount Kahtadin Penobscot Indian name meaning “The Greatest Mountain” the highest point in Maine (5,270 feet) and Northern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail Baxter is not a national park, as clarified by Lone Stranger’s great comment (see below) It is a wonderful, precious asset, shared by the people of Maine. It…

Mile Mile and a Half

This is what you say during a hike, when someone asks “How Much Further?” Mile Mile and a Half Documentary Ric Serena & Jason M. Fitzpatrick (2013) A beautiful movie about a 210 mile thru-hike on California’s John Muir Trail John Muir founded the Sierra Club There are wonderful quotes and drawings (and music) 5…