Hey everyone, welcome to my Appalachian trail blog. I will be posting on this as I progress. I will be leaving town to hike north from New York, on saturday. Me and Chris Finely will be hiking until the 18th or so northbound and then heading to Springer with my uncle. I will be posting the places where I will receive mail drops on here in a couple days if you would like to assist me. I will tell you guys where I am at and the cool stuff out there. I will also respond to your input. Feel free to email me at kb1fdz@gmail.com.


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Saturday, July 24, 2010

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Did the four state challenge. Long da from va to pa. We are on our way home. Duncannon tnite.

Monday, July 12, 2010


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Hey there. We had alot of fun in the shenandoah. We saw many bears. We did some trail running and met some other through hikers. We met the best and the prettiest girls and yesterday we did our first 41 mile day. Kyles rockin a new pak n it's been great havin chris back. We may try the maryland challenge, from WV to PA in 1 day. We are layin low n resting playin it cool today for our first zero in the woods. Harpers ferry is a couple days away.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

In waynesboro restin b4 shenandoah phones n thurs n till noon ffri. We need electrolyte desperatly.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

A message from the trail.

Hey guys me and Kyle are laying low. I think I got heat exhaustion yesterday and Kyle is feeling a little under the weather. VA has been fun. It's really aesthetic in some places, there are pastures frequently and ridge lines to walk. The roan highlands were amazing for myself. Mt Rogers was really cool, with a more natural rugged bald feel. We saw the feral ponies and treked a 30 mile day there. We are eager to excel further. We did 160 in the last 6 days. The new shoes we got in Damascus are about broken in now. I'm stopping into the P.O. In Waynesboro VA if anyone wants to communicate it's 200 away so sometime early next week well be there. I've clocked 7 thirty mile days and we think in a couple weeks with some discipline 40 might be obtainable. We can't eat enough, it's sick. We eat so much food on trail and in town it's on the verge of disgusting. I'm getting skinny and losing mass in everything but my calves. People have been so helpful and selfless down here, it's genuine. We can't thank everyone enough. We are having a great time. You should visit some time. We do miss you guys.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

This photo is from Amanda Mojave's Facebook postings.
Her caption "After some rest and relaxation, we dropped captain redbeard off at the begining of carvers gap in TN."

This photo is from Amanda Mojave's Facebook postings.
Her caption "My dear Myanus and Redbeard on top of ze world in Tennessee. How sexy."

This photo is from Amanda Mojave's Facebook postings.
Her caption "The boys at Damascus I believe."

Monday, June 21, 2010

Kevin reported he was in Marion, VA and expects to be in Pearisburg, VA (100 miles) in four days.

Currently, 1640 miles to Katahdin, 538 miles from Springer Mnt.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Kevin called today to report they are in Hot Spings, NC. They are resting at a youth hostile. So far they covered 272 miles from the trail start. 1907 miles to Katahdin.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Starting Out Photo

Bob Skadberg gave the boys a ride to the trail head and here are a few pictures.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Our first day we made

Our first day we made it to woody gap and our first 20mi

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Left up the hill around

Left up the hill around 6 and arrived at springer camp. The falls at the beginning of the trail were really cool. Lots of people on the hill tnit

Today the guys and myself

Today the guys and myself are going to springer via the approach trail.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Time to go

Hey everyone, all is well. Today's the day. We are leaving for Georgia today, and taking a couple days down. We spent the week getting all the final preparations in order. We managed to hike about 120 miles through NY last week in 7 days. Much thanks to Mere n Amanda for picking us up.
Last minute, Dennis and Kyle got their stuff in order and will be joining Chris and myself. We are all really excited to get this togather, and we will try to post as often as possible. No news just may be the best news. Its just hard to send out messages when your exhausted at night. But we will hopefully get some good pictures.
We will be hiking the Approach trail up the the summit of Springer Mtn. When we get back into the area we hope you will come visit.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I wanna thank diana n

I wanna thank diana n chris's parents for this ny experience. Alot of cool terrain

Pandora on the mtn! Looks

Pandora on the mtn! Looks like we are in for a cold couple nites w temp dropping below 30

To follow me look at

To follow me look at AT through hiker online companion by aldha

From arden mtn tday to

From arden mtn tday to hemlock springs. Saw a cool feature called lemon squeezer and went over a bunch of terrain. Deer came to our camp at dinne

Friday, May 7, 2010

Hey everyone. I will be leaving saturday the 8th and traveling down to the new york/new jersey line where we will be heading north as far as possible.This will be about ten days. After that I will try to post again, but I will be goin down to Springer Mtn in GA.

Im at 163 lbs and carrying about 17/18lbs base weight. I was curious to see what I will weigh in a couple months.