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About revmichaelkane

Michael Kane is an educator, change agent, adventurer and general sampler of life.

AT Happiness: Trail Community

AT Happiness: Trail Community One of the first questions I was always asked before starting the trail was, who are you hiking with on the AT?  Whenever I would answer I was solo hiking people would become concerned. I would … Continue reading

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AT HAPPINESS: This Is Becoming Normal

AT HAPPINESS: This Is Becoming Normal One of the things that I talked about earlier was the stages I expected to go through on the trail. Initially I was a hopeful thru-hiker. I expected that stage to last for a … Continue reading

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Happy News – March 22, 2015

By the miracle of technology I’m able to share a bit of happy news while I’m out hiking thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, enjoy my friends and have a happy day ~ Rev Kane Continue reading

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AT Happiness: Trail Towns So Far

AT Happiness: Trail Towns So Far A few notes on trail towns/resupply stops. Neels Gap A great stop as it’s the first one, the staff at the center is fabulous.  I didn’t stay at the hostel but instead next door … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: Do You Love It

AT Happiness: Do You Love It So this question was put to me today, and it’s not an easy one to answer.  Not because I’m not enjoying hiking the Appalachian Trail, but because the experience is far too complex for … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: My First Blue Blaze

AT Happiness: My First Blue Blaze Along the Appalachian Trail, the trail is marked with white blazes to mark the trail. There are also blue blazes that mark some side trails.  Often these side trails avoid a peak or hard … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: Milestones

AT Happiness: Milestones So on the trail I am trying to stay focused on the trail, mindfully walking and enjoying each step. However it’s hard not to think about the milestones along the way. First there was mile zero on … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: 13 to go!

AT Happiness: 13 to go!  So this week I crossed out of Georgia and onto North Carolina.   We move from smaller and sharply steep mountains, to some of tje highest elevations on the trail up to the highest pointClingman’s … Continue reading

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Happy International Happiness Day!!!

Happy International Happiness Day!!! Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared      ~ The Buddha Today is the day the United Nations … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: Shaving Weight

AT Happiness: Shaving Weight One of the obvious concerns you have while thru-hiking is the amount of weight you are carrying.  We all start out with more weight than we need.  Primarily because we are all novice thru-hikers.   One … Continue reading

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