Month: April 2013

Go Tell it on the Mountain – Evangelism on the AT

I’ve frequently crossed paths with a 70-something year hiker named Rosy Eagle who was an ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) pastor in his second career. He has section-hiked most of the trail in the past (which explains his ability to make so many miles) and is now thru-hiking. His wife, who has hiked with …

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Mile 273.9 Hot Springs, NC Follow (x4) the white-blazed trail.

We’re off to reach Katahdin, the wonderful mountain of Maine. We hear it is a hike of a hike if ever a hike there was. If ever a hike there was, it’s this because, because, because, because…because of the mountains and miles it does. Before getting back on the trail Chaos, Dip & Sip, and …

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Mile 164.6 Fontana Dam, Fun Patrol Plus, Storms?

I’m on a frustratingly slow computer in the Fontana Lodge and with a 25 minute time limit so I’ll have to make this fast. Due to the slowness of this computer I’ll have to skip adding photos for now. There is also no phone reception here thus making life more difficult. But, I embrace the …

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Mile 109.8 Winding Stair Gap – Franklin, NC

I’m taking a nero (near-zero) day today to recover after some tough hiking. Whenever someone on the trail says “nero day” I think “Wow, I didn’t know anyone celebrated the life of Caesar Nero.” But I refrain from saying this out loud and thus outing myself as a “smart person.” I meant to post in …

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