It's been a while since I last posted anything, so I thought I would update the world on what is new in my life. I just got into grad school at the University of Rochester for my Masters of Education in Adolescent Biology and Chemistry. I am really excited to be in the program, and classes already started this past week! It is a 15 month program, which means that I should be done by the end of next summer (and theoretically employed soon after!). As part of my coursework, I have to write a weekly blog where I reflect on what I have learned and how I am progressing as a future educator. Thus, if you enjoyed my trail blog writing and would like to follow along this year, you are invited! Here is a link to my new blog. I will be updating this weekly at the very least (partly because my grade depends on it) and I am looking forward to getting back into the blogging routine.
The second piece of big news is that Rachel and I got engaged last weekend. Go us! Having just begun my Masters program and with Rachel in the midst of med school, we don't anticipate getting married until summer 2012.
As always, if you ever have any questions about the AT or hiking in general, feel free to email me. I love thinking back to my time on the trail. I have done a follow-up video review of all my gear that I wanted to edit, but seeing as my free time has recently evaporated I may have to post it unedited. I will add links here when it goes live. Happy trails!
Welcome to my trail blog for my 2009 Appalachian Trail Hike! Here you can find all of my journal entries of my 2178.3 mile journey from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. You can see my picture slideshow to the right, as well as a recap of my hike mile by mile and gear list. Download the ebook about my hike on iTunes. I hope you find my quest inspiring. Thanks for visiting and Happy Trails!