About Us


  • Travis: Likes fermentation, making stoves, and having fewer keys. Dislikes cupcake popularity, commuting, and checking the mail.
  • Anne: Likes berries, Maine, and sweating daily. Dislikes cars, bears, and snow-less winters.
  • Willett: Likes apple cores, cavorting in piles of dirt/leaves/mulch/snow, and his stuffed animal “Gromit.” Dislikes raw meat, noises in the night, and grates.

What? As of March 6th we’ll be walking to Maine, by way of Georgia, along the Appalachian Trail.

When? We’ve been planning for over a year. Our first Google Doc–a tentative draft of necessary gear–dates from January 17th, 2010. We anticipate finishing in early to mid August.

Where? Somewhere on this red line

Why? To see what we can see. How much–or how little–we need. To wake up every day and see where our feet can take us. And, of course,  for street cred.

Why is the photo above kind of weird? TECHNOLOGY! We used the panoramic photo feature on T’s iPhone so that we could each take a picture of the other person, using the white blaze as a means of matching up the two separate photos. Neat.


15 Responses to About Us

  1. Douglas James says:

    I’m recognizing some of the flowers and trees in your images.

    On May 11 Elizabeth and I are traveling to the tropical warmth of Belize in Central America. Eat your heart out. A class of 20 college students will be with us including Sigrid.

    How do you find time to post all that material you are sending. It is very much welcomed.

  2. debra kraft says:

    Francis and I are exploring your website and happy to see so many Morels!!!! Well done. We can have a feast when you are where in a few weeks. it all sounds marvelous in its own wonderous way!

  3. Don Reed says:


    Learned of your trip via the CI mailing list.
    When you get to Dartmouth, Hanover NH, I’d like to invite you to a meal in one of the Dining Halls if you have time.
    Happy trails!

  4. Paul says:

    Good Luck on the journey from NYC. See if you cant spot me from west mtn shelter

  5. john robb says:

    i just read the article on cnn.com that mentioned you & your website.i wanted to wish the two of you great luck on your remaining miles.they are the most challenging as well as the most rewarding.”hell on bad wheels” ga-me 2008.

  6. Shawn Hill says:

    I also found about your journey from a link at CNN’s website. You have written a fascinating tale of your journeys so far. I look forward to future postings. I’m a trifle jealous as I’ve always wanted to hike the AT but have yet to find the time, $$ or the drive to actually undertake such a length task. Perhaps someday … in the meantime I’ll try to glean what I can by living vicariously through your postings. Good luck and thanks for sharing your hike.

  7. Ed says:

    Greetings! I also found out about your site from CNN, and I just finished “A Walk in the Woods” for about the 5th time this past weekend as we getting out of DC and exploring a little bit of West Virginia. I will also be checking in on your site to vicariously experience more of the AT. Best of luck!

  8. Sam says:

    Hey one of my friends sent me the link to the CNN article and I found your blog from there. We met you on our last night on the trail in Franklin, NC. Not sure if you remember us, but we were 6 guys in 3 tents that slept down by the water source with yall. We hiked down to that cafe by the river on our last night and when we finally came back up, yall were there with your awesome dog. Glad to see some other peoples pictures of the parts of the trail we hiked. Hope all is well and good luck!

  9. Texas says:

    Your trip is so awesome! My son is a Colorado hiker, and I’m going to send this link to him. Your writing is excellent and pictures are great! Will be reading your blog thoughout the rest of the journey. Best wishes and good luck!

  10. This is amazing! I was just going through old faces on FaceBook and happened to come across yours via Emily Taylors! I’ve spent pretty much all afternoon reading y’alls blog and I love it! I cant wait for y’all to finish so I can read the rest! I could never do this and am amazed by the blog!

  11. Greetings! Very useful advice within this article! It’s the little changes that produce the most significant changes. Thanks for sharing!

  12. kyra says:

    Ive been reading alot about the Appalachian trail..im.competently amazed by all the trail.stories…ypur blog is wonderful!!!

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