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The Adventure Begins

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The Adventure Begins The last few days in Germany I wasn’t really nervous about the flight to Charlotte or the journey itself. So I enjoyed the days with some really good friends. We grilled some beef, made burgers and had a lot of fun. Thanks to my sister Carolin who drove me to the airport in Frankfurt. So, she was the...

Lake District National Park

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Lake District National Park I went with Emanuel (a colleague of mine) to the Lake District National Park in England for a four day hike. We took a flight from Frankfurt to Manchester. It was a very windy flight with many turbulences. When we flew we also didn‘t know anything of the Beast of the East yet. Actually it is...

Distance Challenge

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Distance Challenge For my upcoming thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail starting at April, 10th 2018 I definitely need some more training. I have a bad knee injury for a few years. My patella is broken on both of my knees. I’m forced to hike with a bandage on each knee. A friend of mine and myself thought about doing a distance...

Felsenmeersteig

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Felsenmeersteig Last weekend I went out with some of my friends to an awesome hike in the swabian alps. The trail we walked is called Felsenmeersteig. It is known for it’s scenic and impressive landscape. Normally, while being on top you can enjoy breathtaking views from steep eaves. But this time fog was all around. Sometimes we found small holes...

Final Hiking Gear

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Hiking Gear
Swap out Appalachian Tail Hiking Gear For years all the hikes I did were day hikes. There was no need for equipment like a big pack or a tent. I started longer hikes with a colleague of mine. So the first think I did was purchasing some gear without any research. I just bought cheap gear (mostly from Decathlon). Guess...

No Way Back

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No Way Back
Finally through-hiking the Appalachian Trail 2018 About 6 months ago, after a day hike in the austrian alps, I watched some YouTube videos about hiking in the evening. I came across a channel called Homemade Wanderlust of Jessica Mills, aka "Dixie". She is an american hiker and at this time already through-hiked the Appalachian Trail. While watching her channel she...
My name is Matthias, also known as "Bernie". I'm a sofware engineer. But I'm also addicted to hiking and beeing outdoors.