Each person who steps foot on the Appalachian Trail (AT) has their own unique story. Throughout these stories, a common thread exists that connects them in such a way to create one shared experience. In these pages, this common thread is expressed in the form of short poems and corresponding photographs that were taken at specific mile markers along the Trail.
For those who are familiar with the AT, certain images and words may conjure up memories of your own experience and allow you to relive them. Those who are less familiar will have a glimpse into what it is like to hike all 2189.8 miles of this national treasure through 14 states from Georgia to Maine.
About the Author
Daniel Zube is a professional mechanical engineer and inventor with a passion for improving the energy efficiency of various systems. He has published peer-reviewed, scientific journal articles in Boiling Point; A Practitioner’s Journal on Household Energy, Stoves and Poverty Reduction, and also in International Journal of Energy for a Clean Environment. Prior to his thru-hike, he had similar travel experiences including backpacking in Australia and New Zealand, cycle-touring through Europe, and rafting/kayaking through Grand Canyon National Park.
In his free time, you will find him planning his next adventure while engaging in various human-powered activities such as cycling, mountain biking, trail running, triathlon, and skiing. He is also a strong supporter of local organic agriculture and sustainable living practices.