Epilogue Week Video Recap

Hello! I realized the other day that I never created nor posted the video recap of my epilogue week back on the AT in October. My apologies faithful followers, your viewing pleasure shall be neglected no longer!

Above is my final video recap and official end to all things AT in 2018. It’s been an interesting transitional time these past 2 months off the trail, and with every passing day I am more and more thankful and grateful for my experience hiking across America.

During this new phase back in the real world, you may be asking yourself how I’m doing … but not to fear, Sharkbait is quite well! Life is busy and back to normal, and it’s hard to think it was ever different. But during my free time, I remind myself of the memories and stay connected. I look longingly at my AT trinkets and memorabilia collection, peruse through 2019 hiker Facebook group posts, and work on my book.

Actually, 2 books are in the works. One is a reference guide with a hiker friend RTK, and the other a novel chronicling my personal journey. I’d like to finish both in 2019 and think that’s a great New Years resolution to work towards.

Everything reminds of the trail these days, and the romantic allure of the Appalachian Mountains is beginning to creep back. I have a feeling I’ll be out in the woods often this spring to reminisce and meet new hikers on their own adventures. Living in Virginia, it will be impossible to stay away. If anyone wants to join for a day-hike or weekend trip, don’t hesitate to ask.

Hello Neiman (Sharkbait)!

6 thoughts on “Epilogue Week Video Recap

  1. When is the Appalachian Trail Playlist going to be released? I love all these songs you’ve used over the adventure. Back in the day, this would have made a killer mix tape.

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  2. Good memories, Mike. Hope you’re enjoying VA (Fairfax Co., maybe?) Beware the winter drivers out there… they never learn how to do it. An inch of snow and everyone’s in the ditch! Looking forward to the book(s)!

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  3. Sharkbait!
    Happy here,
    A nice re-cap, and having it end with one of my favorite songs (“America”) certainly was the frosting on the cake. I was glad to see you remembered my perennial advice to be prepared because… “Yes, it’s going to rain”. I’m glad you were able to finish this last part of the trail. To other readers… Mike had to bump up 90 miles to meet up with me in Bear State Park, N.Y, when I joined him for two weeks. We guessed where he would be, so we figured one way or another we would hook up there. It was a great time packing with Mike, and I am ever so grateful for the “Spiritual Awakening” that we shared together my first night on the trail (note: See Mike’s message log for May 29, 2018), Keep on truckin’!
    xxx
    mom & Happy

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  4. Good to read your new entry. I do miss getting up every day and reading your entries as I drink my tea and eat my toast. I am looking forward to your next adventure. Maybe you could post something every day as you work on your writing goals. I think that might be as difficult as the AT.

    As ever I am grateful to you for sharing.

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