Max Kiel

What's up everyone, I'm Max and I'm a born and raised New Yorker (no, not New York City). I recently graduated college, so naturally I decided I wanted to hike over 2,000 on the Appalachian Trail starting this Spring. Follow along on my adventure here.

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AT Days 74-77

AT Days 74-77

Port Clinton Pavilion to Allentown Shelter, 22.3 miles I slept surprisingly well inside the pavilion, and was ready to hit the trail by 7. I

Jun 14, 2021 : Max Kiel
AT Days 71-73

AT Days 71-73

Duncannon to Yellow Springs Campsite, 24.8 miles I left the hostel by 7 AM and I continued following the trail through town for about a mile, before

Jun 9, 2021 : Max Kiel
The Halfway Point: AT Days 67-70

The Halfway Point: AT Days 67-70

Falls Creek to Stealth Site (1,093.0), 25.1 Miles When I went into my tent for the night at around 7, I was the only hiker camping in the area. The

Jun 6, 2021 : Max Kiel
Crossing the Mason-Dixon Line: AT Days 64-66

Crossing the Mason-Dixon Line: AT Days 64-66

Bear’s Den Hostel to Harpers Ferry, WV, 20.3 miles My parents dropped me back off at Bear’s Den Hostel at 8:30 and I bid them farewell with a “see

Jun 2, 2021 : Max Kiel
1,000 Miles, Washington D.C. & Harpers Ferry: AT Days 61-63

1,000 Miles, Washington D.C. & Harpers Ferry: AT Days 61-63

US Route 522 to Rod Hollow Shelter, 23.5 miles Stumble shuttled me and the other hikers back to US Route 522 at 8:30; later than I’m typically used

May 30, 2021 : Max Kiel
Shenandoah National Park pt. 2: AT Days 58-60

Shenandoah National Park pt. 2: AT Days 58-60

Hightop Hut to Rock Spring Hut, 24.1 miles The days hike began with finishing the ascent up Hightop Mountain, before descending down to Swift Run

May 27, 2021 : Max Kiel
Shenandoah National Park pt. 1: AT Days 56 & 57

Shenandoah National Park pt. 1: AT Days 56 & 57

Rockfish Gap to Blackrock Hut, 20.7 Miles After a great night of sleep in a comfy bed, Legs dropped me back off at Rockfish Gap at 8:00 AM the next

May 24, 2021 : Max Kiel
AT Days 52-55

AT Days 52-55

James River Trailhead to Brown Creek Shelter, 20.1 miles Charlie dropped me and one other hiker off at the James River Trailhead just after 7 AM. I

May 22, 2021 : Max Kiel
AT Days 49-51

AT Days 49-51

US Route 220 to Stealth Site Mile Marker 755.3, 25.2 Miles I felt well-rested and rejuvenated after my day in town, and headed back on trail at

May 18, 2021 : Max Kiel
The Virginia Triple Crown: AT Days 46-48

The Virginia Triple Crown: AT Days 46-48

Sarver Hollow Shelter to VA Route 624, 23.0 miles I was motivated to get an early start on the day and was breaking down camp by 6:30. The day's

May 15, 2021 : Max Kiel