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What I learned from Thru-hiking

What I learned from thru-hiking hopefully will help me with my bikepacking triple crown and possibly your next hike or bikepacking adventure. My first thru-hike was the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 2001.  It took me 153 days and 10 were zero…
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Triple Crown, How Did I Start ?

I'm consistently asked how I got to be a Triple Crown hiker.  Where did my love for thru-hiking and cycling come from.  I grew up in a time when kids made forts from sticks, spent hours in the woods and rode their bicycles everywhere.  I…
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Craig Fowler - Appalachian Trail - Katahdin - Finish
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AT 10 Year Anniversary

10 years ago today I flew from Boston to Atlanta, GA to start my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. It would be the first step towards completing a 15 year long dream. I first climbed Mt. Katahdin, which is the northern terminus of the AT when I was…
Craig Fowler - Appalachian Trail - Katahdin - Finish
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Appalachian Trail Day 153 - Daisy Pond Lean-to - Katahdin

Appalachian Trail Day 153 Day 153 07-30-01 12.8 miles Daisy Pond Lean-to → Katahdin AT – 2168 I’ve done it! I’m sitting on top as I write.  The climb was a piece of cake.  I love it.  Jeff and I climbed like champs. …
Craig Fowler - Appalachian Trail - Katahdin - Finish
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Appalachian Trail Day 152 - Hurd Brook - Daisy Pond Lean-to

Appalachian Trail Day 152 Day 152 07-29-01 11.0 miles Hurd Brook → Daisy Pond Lean-to AT – 2157.0 No E.T. camping.  The bugs weren’t too bad.  We had an owl come into camp right as I started the fire.  Mortis and Jeff…
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Appalachian Trail Day 151 - Wadleigh - Hurd Brook Lean-to

Appalachian Trail Day 151 Day 151 07-28-01 19.6 miles Wadleigh → Hurd Brook Lean-to AT – 2149.5 The mosquitoes were bad last night.  I was happy to be in my tent.  Jeff and I talked a bunch from within our tents.  Neither…