Appalachian Trail Jindo

A 2,200 mile hike with my dog Nara.

Bring Fido

Nov 30, 2013

This website worked well for another thru-hiker with a dog. It helps you search for pet friendly accommodations, outdoor restaurants, etc...

I wish I knew about it sooner: Bring Fido

(h/t to Polechar)

Nara as a puppy

Nov 30, 2013

On the trail, a lot of hikers thought Nara was a puppy. They would usually mistaken her for a shiba Inu, husky puppy, or white german shepard puppy.

Here's how she looked as a pup:

Back at Home

Nov 21, 2013

I'm back at home, and I plan to use this section to update the website with data and gear as well as let others know what it's like adjusting back to the real world after a thru-hike.

For now, I can relate to this quote:

The only thing more difficult than adjusting to life in the woods, is readjusting to life indoors.Appalachian Trials
Thru-hiking changes your perspective. I'm appreciative but everything seems so easy and too comfortable.

I had lunch with a friend, and I mentioned to him how I was cognizant that the waitress had just served us fresh, ice-cold, drinking water. Most people don't give it a second thought. On the trail, however, I had to find and filter my own water for 5 months!

Everything feels convenient. it's hard not to think about how soft and comfy we can become in the the civilized world.