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About revmichaelkane

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

AT Happiness: The Shenandoah

AT Happiness: The Shenandoah After my trail diversion to visit Washington, DC I returned to the trail at Rockfish Gap near Waynesboro, VA. This is the southern entrance point to the Shenandoah National Park (SNP). I had heard a few … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: For Our Veterans

AT Happiness: For Our Veterans One of the things I’ve noticed on the trail is the large number of veterans who are thru-hiking.  The other night I met Mao and over the next couple of days we spent some time … Continue reading

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A Whole Bunch of Happiness Signs & Sayings

A Whole Bunch of Happiness Signs & Sayings

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AT Happiness: Status Update

AT Happiness: Status Update Well lots has been happening, a quick trip to Washington DC and then a 300 mile bump up to the Shenandoah National Park. The park is beautiful and the trails are great. I started with a … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: The Best So Far

AT Happiness: The Best So Far So as I head back out onto the trail tomorrow I want to address some of my favorite things so far. The first thing to address is the people, they have definitely been the … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: Looking Back

AT Happiness: Looking Back A couple of weeks ago I was asked by someone what was the most profound thing I have learned on the trail? My reply was that the most profound thought was not born on the trail, … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: Why I Respect Section Hikers

AT Happiness: Why I Respect Section Hikers Recently I read a piece by a section hiker about why he loves and hates thru-hikers.  It was an interesting piece that came down to he admires thru-hikers for being able to live … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: Ponies!!! The Grayson Highlands

AT Happiness:  Ponies!!! The Grayson Highlands Most Appalachian Trail hikers love the Grayson Highlands.  It’s easy to figure out why. There are great views and of course there are ponies. However, like with most parts of the trail, how you … Continue reading

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Happy News – March 4, 2015

Happy News – March 4, 2015 I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: On the Trail Again

AT Happiness: On the Trail Again So it’s been almost a week since I’ve been on the trail.  My 21 mile slack pack went well on my knees, but ended in a skin rash on my legs.  This has happened … Continue reading

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