Well it's almost time! I am three days away from departing for Mexico, where I will spend a couple weeks relaxing in Puerto Vallarta, in preparation for my upcoming thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. That's right, another summer full of hiking. This time, my feet will get me up and over the 2200 mile Appalachian Trail that extends from Springer Mountain in Northern Georgia, along the spine of the Appalachian mountains through 14 different east coast states, ending atop Mt. Kathadin in Baxter State Park, Northern Maine.
Having lived on the West Coast my entire life, the AT will be something completley out of my element and I am looking forward to the challenges and experiences coming my way, whether it be the elements and weather, the crazy east-coasters, government shutdowns, I'll be out there hiking along with a motley crew of hikers. I will be joining a few buddies with whom I hiked with on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2012, and some other hikes since.
So keep on checking in, my plan is to hopefully keep an even better online account of my whereabouts and what my experience has been like throughout. I look forward to you all following along and if you have any questions, concerns, comments, please post them here or you can always reach me by email at kristoHIKES@gmail.com.