Author Archives: Ben Stark

About Ben Stark

My name is Ben Stark, no relation to Tony or the House Stark. B.A. in Sociology from Calvin College Preferred mode of transportation: Bicycle, Ice Skates, Feet Currently pursuing Adventure as Vocation Let's cross paths!

Virginia is for lovers. And hikers.

It’s been twenty-eight days since my last post! Woops! Sorry about that y’all. Stumble and I have been marching forward through the month of May, picking up our mileage and packing down the calories as we make our push through … Continue reading

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All fired up on the AT

Walking with Stumble day in and day out affords itself many surprises. Before her trail name was Stumble, I lobbied for Snail Magic due to her unbiased resolve to rescue all snails from impending trail, boot-smashing doom. That short three-picture … Continue reading

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Days become weeks become months

Tomorrow marks one month on the trail. Can you believe it? I hardly can. While the streams trickle and babble with the early splashes of spring, time has whipped past like the shelter-shaking winds of the Smokies. Routines have established … Continue reading

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This week we learned

We currently sit at Fontana Village, a resort village less than two miles from the trail, the Fontana Dam, and two days from Tennessee. The shelter near the dam is known as the Fontana Hilton, with trail talk of showers … Continue reading

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Two Minutes on the AT in Georgia

  

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Where to begin?

Greetings friend from Franklin, North Carolina! Megan and I are shacked up in a cozy hotel room celebrating 100 miles of the Appalachian Trail completed (106 to be exact) and are taking our first zero-day of the trek. Zero days … Continue reading

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Tales of Trails on a Forthcoming Expedition

In four weeks I will embark on a long walk. Nay, in four weeks I will embark on a very, very long walk. Some may even call it a pilgrimage. It’s a journey that spans 2,189.2 miles and meanders through 14 … Continue reading

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