I'll keep this simple.

I hiked Appalachian Trail.  I am a Thu-Hiker.
 - I finished the AT in Maine on Sept 20, 2014 after 165 days of travel from Georgia beginning on April 7,2014.
 - I went by the trail moniker of TRAIN. If you know me from the trail you may call me this at home or off the trail at any time.
 - I embraced the lessons of the trail daily with gratitude and thanks giving.  This was my mantra since the second day on the AT in Georgia. I still reflect on that mantra daily though I am no longer hiking daily.

I currently am a professional customer service and sales rep by day and avid hiker by weekend.

Previous occupations included working with Mercy Ships as a cook on their now retired vessels the Caribbean Mercy and Anastasis.  I also worked with their IT dept and Public Relations Dept.  I keep in touch with many friends who continue to work for this non-profit organization.

Living near the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, I make time to disconnect from social media a couple of times a week during the summers for a hike.

Also in Utah are the Uinta's, the only East to West running mountain range in the USA.  The Uinta's are a quick 90 minute drive to get from my place to western end of the Highline trailhead above Mirror Lake, other trailheads take up to 3 1/2 hours go get to.  If one pages through my flickr account at Flickr/PreyingJaws, you'll see a lot of both ranges.  I just joined Instagram @PreyingJaws where I am slowly building some photos.

Other hobbies includes: Amateur Radio, reading and watching hiker videos.

PS I often write my blogs on a mobile device and I may not catch spelling errors or grammatical mistakes


Irene said...

Brian, YOU are awesome! Irene

Anonymous said...

Brian, Dennis Willden here. Hoping you are having a great summer and wondering when you are coming back.

Ross Kirkley said...

Hi Brian, I imagine your legs are weary , but, I envy your persistence and courage. Hope to see you back at EH , aka OE in the near future.

ralphklee said...

Great journal Brian....Read it all...thanks for sharing...You're totally AWESOME! Makes me want to take a hike in the Unitas's one day...GREAT!