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Aaron "Wankles" Ibey  Photographer Long Distance Hiker Brand Ambassador AT 16 JMT 17


The moments where you can lay back, take a deep breath and not have a worry in the world. Those moments are so necessary in these fast pace lives we all endure.

It was a full moon this weekend to say the least.

The A.T. will leave you heartbroken and longing for more. You think living on the trail for nearly 7 months I'd get my fix. That's not the case, it just made me craving that sense of adventure to a greater extent. I'm hooked, left wanting old growth forest, bald mountain tops and wild rivers back in my life.

Replenish your soul with excitement and exploration. It will create many opportunities for you, and room for improvement and personal growth.

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods; there is a rapture on the lonely shore; there is a society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more..." - Lord Bryon

Standing under the Guillotine long enough gives you a sickening feeling in your stomach. As if the massive boulder could fall at any moment.

A new morning. A new climb.

Maine was relentless. The challenge was unlike any other state that we had hiked through but the end of those 282 miles through Maine is was so worth it.

Mount Madison is basically a huge pile of boulders and a obstacle corse at the same time.

This is the product of a thunderstorm and a sunset together. You receive a beautifully orchestrated environment, putting on a show anyone willing to stop and observe.

Make that radical change in your life and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.

The freedom and pure beauty is just too good to give up.