Friday, September 24, 2021

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...

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...
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...

A Visit From Germany

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A Visit From Germany As we watched the World Cup Final at Big Bunnies house, he offered to pick Emanuel up on the train station in Brewster. Big Bunny is such a friendly and helpful...

A Quarter Done

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A Quarter Done Initially I wanted to stay for two days in Damascus. Because of the bad weather I stayed there for another day. I just had to switch the rooms which wasn’t a big...

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 Sun Came Back Out Again

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The Sun Came Back Out Again After three weeks of really bad weather and a very bad mood because of all the rain, the sun finally made its way! It’s so much more fun to...
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...

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...

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