The Appalachian Trail

Within our everyday lives, we can forget the simplicity that ensures us we are alive. We act “entitled” to our survival as if it was a certain “amenity”. We forget to simply; Breathe in, Breathe out… One foot in front of the other, one step at a time…

On the Appalachian Trail (The AT as it is referred as) the simplicity and essence of  freedom can be achieved in just this manner.

Breathe In.

Breathe Out.

One foot in front of another.

One Step at a Time.

Survival is a task.

Survival is A Community.

One realizes, after 115.8 miles trekked in a little more than 7 days… After a total elevation gain and loss of 36,455.6 feet over that very stretch of distance… After shouldering 40lbs on ones back containing all that one needs to survive… Nary an item more, (well besides my camera, duh, LOL… ;)) Nary an item less… After trekking with beloved friends, and connecting with countless others… One can realize…In this life, some may walk with a different stride, but we all get blisters.

Now walk the walk with me. God Bless.



Mike Anderson So awesome to see the AT through your eyes. My wife and I thru-hiked last year and we’re ruined forever. Such a beautiful experience!June 1, 2010 – 2:13 pm

chris holloway what lens / camera did you have on hand?June 1, 2010 – 1:45 pm

Arace I normally would have had my Canon 5DMK2… But in Lieu of the weight and abuse to my “Pro” equipment, I invested in the lil beast known as A Panasonic Lumix LX3. It shoots RAW, 10MP and has threads for filters. It is a Professionals point & shoot. The Leica Optic is amazing. 24mm-60mm f2.0 I highly recommend it!June 1, 2010 – 2:09 pm

nicole haley It is so exciting to stumble upon your blog and only have to scroll down three posts to find a note about the AT! And even cooler to relive that section through your images (gorgeous). I thru-hiked in 2007 and haven’t been able to stop breathing the trail ever since. Thanks for sharing your take – totally uplifting! 😀June 28, 2010 – 2:39 pm

Arace Thanks, Nicole! LOVE and Miss the AT! How is it that you stumbled upon my blog?June 28, 2010 – 3:17 pm

nicole haley Eek, I just came back here to look at your point & shoot recommendation again and saw your note asking how I found your blog. I think E’lisa Campbell was raving about shooting a wedding with you on Facebook one day so I followed the clicks! Awesome work, glad you have this space to share. 😀July 22, 2010 – 12:12 am

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