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About revmichaelkane

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

AT Happiness: Answering 2nd Graders

AT Happiness: Answering 2nd Graders Before I left for my hike I went into two elementary school classrooms and talked to them about hiking the Appalachian Trail. The students were great and asked really good questions.  They got a kick … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: Changes

AT Happiness: Changes Bill Bryson has probably written the most famous book about hiking the Appalachian Trail. However it’s a terrible book to read if you are considering a thru-hike.  He is writing for comic effect and so he over … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: Hello Damascus, VA

AT Happiness: Hello Damascus, VA It’s been a while my friends so let’s catch you up. When last I posted I had just come across the humps in what was basically a hurricane and landed in the trail oasis that … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: Reflections on Happiness

AT Happiness: Reflections on Happiness First you examine the scenery, then you examine your gear, then you examine yourself – Colin Fletcher Today on a slack pack, a light pack day, I really had time to reflect on my thru-hike … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: A Fast Day

AT Happiness: A Fast Day After forty days on the trail I finally feel like I’m getting the hang of this whole thru-hiking thing.  Today was an easy day, I had planned to do a ten mile slack pack (hike … Continue reading

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Happiness Resources – Improving Your Mood

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: Leaving North Carolina Feeling Like a Bad Ass Hiker

AT Happiness: Leaving North Carolina Feeling Like a Bad Ass Hiker So I started this morning at Overmountain Shelter, an old converted barn that sleeps 21 people.  I shared the shelter with a boy scout troop out of Raleigh and … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: A Magnificent Day

AT Happiness: A Magnificent Day Today, first thing this morning, we climbed Mount Unaka, 1000 ft in 1.3 miles.  Not the way I like to start the day, I’m not a morning person.  The climb was brutal and especially hard … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: Hemlock Hollow

AT Happiness: Hemlock Hollow Yesterday we had planed to do a 15 mile day. We did the first 4 miles and stopped at Mom’s Store, a trail oasis 100 feet off of the trail.  Coming rain, a positive review about … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: Hot Springs

AT Happiness: Hot Springs Hot Springs is one of those trail towns you look forward to getting to.  It’s the first town where the trail goes down Main Street.  We stayed at the Laughing Heart Hostel with our lovely host … Continue reading

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