Decision Made

Ok. Enough now. I can hike. I remember how to set up my tent. I can handle the cold. My hip is almost completely healed. I’m not going out there overnight by myself, anymore. It’s way to boring. I need people or a new section of the AT. So anyway, I hiked in. Set up […]


I wrote this email to an old hiker friend of mine. He had the idea to hike the entire trail when I thought he was crazy…ironic, wouldn’t you say? The email when like this: You know Pete. Some days I wake up and think I’m crazy to try and finish this trail. It is the […]

It’s About Time

Dirt. Dirty. Filthy dirty. I hadn’t been without a shower for 4 days since maybe…ever. Now it’s a regular occurrence. I loved getting dirty. I felt young again. I didn’t care what anyone thought. I didn’t care who saw me. I just plain didn’t care about anything but hiking. Hiking the Appalachian Trail. I was […]


Am I out hiking? Is my new hip all ready to go? Nope. I’m just waiting for my daughter Jennie and her step sister Abby. They started at Wind Gap on the Appalachian Trail, and are camping at the Kirkridge Shelter tonight after a 9 mile hike! I just now got this photo! That’s Jennie […]

The Single Wing

I know this probably interests no one but me but, this is what was known as the single wing offense, formation. Invented by Glen “Pop”Warner around 1907. He was then the coach at Carlisle College. The reasoning behind this new idea, was that the”wing” back could get into pass routes faster from this new location. […]

It’s a Bear!

Oh my. I was listening to a speaker at an AA meeting this morning. He had gotten a terrible night’s sleep at Hickory Run State Park, because there were so many bears. They kept him awake all night! That cartoon above came right to mind. “So many bears!” First of all, Black bears are EXTREMELY […]


(2 weeks ago). I went to Lower Bucks County today for my Pre-op Covid 19 test. The people are always so nice when I’m getting a medical procedure. It’s the procedure that’s the problem. Up my nose went a pipe cleaner type thing. It felt like it was entering my brain! Just as I couldn’t […]

Post Op 1

I have nothing to write about. I guess I’m depressed or just in a recession. My mental trick to having a good life is to always have something to look forward to. Saturday is my food day. I eat things I don’t normally eat on the other 6 days. Sweet stuff. Shrimp. Sour dough pretzels. […]

Surgery Eve

Had a textersation with Jennie last night. She coming off a surgery and me going in for one, tomorrow. While we weren’t talking, I had the thought/idea that maybe I should go back and look through some of my hiking photos. Since I’ll be off the Trail for the foreseeable future. I’ve never written foreseeable […]