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Hello folks!

I am on break between vacation/journey/work, so I took a peek into ATDBDeaf gmail and found some email with link to one’s website or blog writing about Roger’s AT Journey.  Here are some links below for you to read:

Victory for Deaf-Blind Appalachian Trail Hiker

Need a shot of motivation?  Check out this story.  So cool.

“I wanted to quit, but I persevered.”

Enjoy reading and please take your time to thank these writers/bloggers!



Our mobile Trail Angel Paul E. came up to visit us in Pawling, New York.  At Ad-Cane’s request, Paul E. translated Ad-Cane’s message in ASL to English.

At my last blog entry, I mentioned that my eyes are changing from one year to the next. Despite this, I have decided to continue my goal of finishing the Appalachian Trail. It is important to think positive with this goal in mind. I am inspired by the comments related to my last blog entry and this helps me to stay positive and continue.  This decision may change as I continue the hike over the next few weeks.  Last week, Roni and I started the hike with full gear backpacks. This time, the pace is definitely slower than last year with the full backpacks, due to Roni’s temperamental knee and my changing eyesight.  Taking in account walking the slower pace, the weather behaving, and having good knees, Roni and I plan to arrive in Williamstown, MA in two weeks.

Please keep those comments coming; I do read them for continued inspiration. In turn, I will do my best to keep you posted on my progress.

Happy Trails!

I asked RamSham to translate my ASL into English since I am comfortable expressing myself in ASL.

First of all, I want to say thank you all of my friends, loved ones, and family for their continuing support and encouragement.  I really appreciate your thoughts about us and keeping a tab on our journey.  I want to tell you all I noticed myself that my vision changed from last year.  It prompts me to think about how it affects on my life outside of my journey on the AT and how it impacts me as a hiker on the AT.   It makes me think about yesterday’s episode – how it poses a challenge with my Deaf SSP.  I need to figure out with RamSham how to minimize that incidents going forward.  For past few months, I have thought about whether if I should continue with AT journey or cease to preserve my remaining vision.   My big question is about a regret.  Will I regret if I decide to give up my AT dream?  Will I regret if I decide to continue with my AT dream?  To be honest, I do not know.    We will continue for next few days to see how things are going.  Thank you for your everlasting support and we need it whether if you know it or not.  I want to especially thank to my Deaf SSP.

December 2019
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Appalachian Trail

Map of entire Appalachian Trail - 2,179 miles/3,507 km - through 14 states - Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine

Map of entire Appalachian Trail - 2,179 miles/3,507 km

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