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About plugitinhikes

I'm a follower of Christ, married to my "Beautiful Bride" Ashley, dad to 5 children and oh yeah,..... Ultralight backpacking and living outdoors is my thing.

A Finally of Epic Proportions(A Great Smoky Mountains National Park Thru-Hike) Week 4 to Finish #fastestgsmnp900miler2

With the first three weeks going about as good as they could possible go with me coming straight off the couch. And with me slowly recovering from rolling my right ankle. I was ready to put those days behind me … Continue reading

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From Coach to Trail (A Great Smoky Mountains National Park Thru-Hike) Start to Week 3 #fastestgsmnp900miler2

As most of you know by now, I’m thru-hiking the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. And I’m attempting to set a new fastest time. Not the Feet! Back during mid summer, I ended up getting Planters Fasciitis in my left … Continue reading

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Art Loeb Trail (Mar. 25-26, 2017)

The Art Loeb Trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina has been on my list since last October when I attended a “Mens Gospel Campout” that my good friend Jeremy Puskas aka “Brother Bones” of Bonefire Gear hosts … Continue reading

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Foothills Trail Thru-Hike 2017

Last March I had the opportunity to thru hike the 76.2 mile Foothills Trail with my good friend Jeremy Puskas of Bonefine Gear. Its northern terminus is in Oconee State Park, SC and the southern terminus is located in Table … Continue reading

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Fastest GSMNP 900-Miler (Winter 2017)

  I never in my life imagined I would ever attempt something so bold and so challenging that I’d be pushing #mybeardedself to the edge, both physically and mentally. And to attempt to do this record breaking feat during the … Continue reading

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