Saturday, September 26, 2020
No Way Back

No Way Back

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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...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park After a long week with very bad weather, rain and thunderstorms, things should get better for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We took one more day of before the Smokies....

Canoeing On The Shenandoah River

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Canoeing On The Shenandoah River As we planned our canoeing trip while staying in Waynesboro, we called several outfitters for canoe renting options. Most of them told us that the water level on the river...

The Heat

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The Heat As I left Delaware Water Gap the extensive heat continued. Right after the town there was a pretty far bridge crossing. This crossing was the border from Pennsylvania into New Jersey. The trail in...

White Mountains

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White Mountains As we celebrated Sherpa‘s birthday the other day, we already knew that we would stay another day in town. We went to the Yellow Deli. I would say it’s kind of a religious...

Trail Magic

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Trail Magic I reached Neel’s Gap around 1pm. It was awesome there. Did a small resupply on my food. Had a pizza and some nice talkings to other hikers. Actually there is a tree with...

I Was On The Radio

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After my successful Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail, I did an interview with a local journalist. He wrote an awesome article about my 6 month journey. The article was printed in two local newspapers...

Unexpected Zero Day

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Unexpected Zero Day After doing some longer miles, like two days in a row 18 miles we are pretty close to the Great Smokey Mountains. You have to get a permit to hike through the...

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...
Hiking Gear

Final Hiking Gear

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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...
My name is Matthias, also known as "Bernie". I'm a sofware engineer. But I'm also addicted to hiking and beeing outdoors.