Tom retired from his engineering work and decided to tackle the Appalachian trail.

Being the engineering type he took a pragmatic approach and began training long before attempting the big hike. Every day he loads up his pack and heads into the hills for a multi-mile day hike, no matter how wet or foggy the weather or his glasses.

Hiking is hard in many ways. It’s not just the physical part. That is easy compared to the mental part. You have to train your brain as much as your legs.

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