I’m Still Hiking

by Andy Hough on April 26, 2016

NYC Skyline from ATThis is just an update to let everyone know that I haven’t abandoned the blog. I’m still hiking and don’t have time to post while hiking. When I finish the blog will resume as normal. So far I’ve hiked 131 of the 853 miles needed to complete my journey. It has been slow going, but I’m hoping that I will pick up speed as I start getting in better shape. Since I started this hike 50 pounds overweight and out-of-shape it is taking a while to develop any conditioning. For now I’m just hiking as long as I can hike. I’ll update the blog every couple of weeks to let everyone know I’m still hiking and the blog is still alive.

I’ve included one picture from my hike. If you click to make the picture full-size you can just barely see the NYC skyline in the distance. This was the view from one of the shelters I slept at. It was an even more spectacular view at night.

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