Chapter One – Not what I’ve expected

After spending almost two weeks in Atlanta the time had come for me to leave. A lot of things didn’t work out as planned and I had to deal with some serious issues. I managed to fix my gear and went out for a test hike. I thought that I was ready for what ever may lay ahead of me on the PCT. Little did I know what exactly that would be. But wait, let’s start from the beginning. On March 13th my friend Clarity gave me a ride to…

Proloque – Why travelling sometimes sucks

Back in 2015 when I was flying over to the US for hiking the Appalachian Trail I had some “problems” getting into the country. I was thinking about how much time I would need to be able to finish the trail without overstaying and came to the conclusion that 7 Months should be just fine. I didn’t know that my B1/B2 Tourist Visa had a maximum of 6 Months rule to stay in the Country. When the Officer asked me what I’m here for and how long I wanted to…

Final Push

All right guys, this is it. The final push towards new adventures has come and I’m about to leave in a few days. Now, here is my last update before I will head out into the wild. Seriously, I can’t wait any longer and it feels like a torture to me that there are still a couple days left. However, its just days – not weeks and luckily not months to go – so this wont be to hard I guess 😉 Now, what happened the last weeks? After being…

I am ready to go…

The last couple of weeks have been kinda strange to me. I got sick like two weeks ago and stayed at home since then. Nothing critical but still a struggle for me. I finally came to an end with most of my planing chores. I even booked my first flight to Atlanta where i will stay for around 2 weeks. Plan for now is to test out all of my new gear which has been ordered and delivered to there a while ago. Clarity (one of my closest friends from…

My Gear Selection

While hiking the Appalachian Trail i used to carry an average of 40 to 45 pounds on my back. Sometimes more, sometimes less. But never really under 35 Pounds. That was no fun, especially in the early beginnings of my adventure. Having no clue what i was doing back then, i kinda overused my “IT-Bands” which has led to my first 3 (or 4?) Zeros in a row. After like 6 to 8 weeks my body got used to that load (more or less) and i finally got my trail-legs.…

About

I’ve never been that “outdoorsy” kind of guy. Going for a walk for no reason? That’s not me. Go on a Camping Trip? Sure, if its reachable by car. But only if the weather is good enough. Which means: not too warm or cold, no rain or snow, no bugs’n’critters. You know. My home is…

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