It’s pretty crazy how one can fall back into city life once off the trail especially when you live in an … More
Author: Mark Waligora - The Purposeful Hiker
If I Told You a Story Would You Even Listen?
A note from 53-year-old self to 17-year-old self. 18-22 was one of the hardest times in my life. Caught between … More
I Woke Up In Asheville…
Ok, so I haven’t written in a while. I get it, you missed me. What happened to me you ask? … More
What I’ve Learned…
A few random reflections during my section hike on the Appalachian Trail. Section hiking the AT in long 150 mile+ … More
Memories Bring Back Memories
With less than two weeks until I start my second section hike on the Appalachian Trail, the memories of last … More
It’s now approaching one full year since the emergence of Covid-19 entered the U.S., and the media relentlessly painted a … More
This is Getting Good!
In my last blog post, Serendipity, I proclaimed that “I’m back baby”. But what does that even mean? Where am … More
It’s been long overdue that I’ve written since my return from my Mt. Mitchell summit in September. Let me explain. … More
Summit, Say What?
About a year ago, while on a trip to Asheville, NC, my wife and I had intended to do the … More
I Walked On Top of Mountains!
The climb South bound out of Harper’s Ferry, WV on the Appalachian Trail is the real deal. Once you cross … More