• September 30, 2021
    Mr.  Mike back on the A/T After being off the trail for three years due to COVID and left and right knee replacement surgery I was able to get back on the trail September 20.  This time I had a partner, Jack Boers, for which I was very grateful!  We started ...
  • September 27, 2021
    Mike is back from the AT!  He is safe and healthy and looking forward to giving an update about his entire trip on Thursday.
  • October 1 – Change in PLANS!
    I will not be heading out to the trail again this fall! My fellow hikers from this summer, Lucky Boy & Gringo Loco, who I was going to join up with for a couple of weeks through Pennsylvania and Maryland have changed their hiking plans. Lucky Boy has a friend ...
  • Back to the Trail!
    Yes, I’m heading back to the trail for a couple weeks to hike with some of my fellow through hikers from this summer ( Lucky Boy & Gringo Loco). I hope to catch up with them by the New Jersey / Pennsylvania border and hike Pennsylvania, Maryland, and stop at ...
  • Home!
    It’s been good to be home! Being back with Bren and family, our conference grounds family, lots of great food (not trail food), ice cream each night, daily shower- even if I don’t need one, clean clothes every morning, and so much more! It has been relaxing and my ...
  • Surprise!!! Side Trail to Home – Grand Haven, Michigan
    Yes, after almost nine weeks on the trail and covering just over 500 miles I did a surprise visit back home to see my wife, Brenda, my children and grandchildren, and our Conference Grounds family for Labor Day weekend. It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and fall ...
  • Addition to the privy update.
    The puckets in the privy or large grey bins contain either wood shavings that the trail volunteers bring in or leaves and twigs that hikers gather prior to going and place in the hole after going. It helps the decomposition process and with the smell. It’s a good thing. ...
  • Trail Privies!
    One of the basics of trail life are the proves. When your body tells you have to pee you just walk off the trail and go into the woods or rock pile and relieve yourself, easy enough. When you have to do the waste management thing (poop) you have three ...
  • Crossing the Connecticut river going into Norwich, Vermont.
    See attached picture
  • Days 49-54: Hanover, New Hampshire to Killington, Vermont
    After a zero day in Hanover I crossed over the Connecticut river (attached picture) and into Vermont! I have now survived the two toughest states, Maine and New Hampshire. Eagerly anticipating easier trails, less rock, and climbs and descents that are less steep. I was not disappointed! Hiking was enjoyable ...