The seeds of this blog were planted when I decided I wanted to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. It was going to be a place to share the hike, from the preparation stages through the actual hike. As people have learned that I am going to take five months off of work to thru-hike the AT, they have almost always wanted to follow along and see what this is about and share the experience. This confirmed my thoughts of putting together a blog.
The more I thought about it, the seeds have germinated into something much larger. I believe with my background I can offer up more than just the journey I am on. I think in addition to those aspects, I can offer camping, backpacking and hiking tips, as well as knot tying, food and nutrition for backpacking, gear reviews and life tips. In part this will truly be a place to walk with Seven. Initially I set this up with the domain outdoorswithseven to encompass all of the aspects of being in the outdoors. However, I think walkingwithseven (changed on day 2 of this blog) more totally covers the users of this site as you will be walking with me through my AT journey and this journey called life. I hope this blog truly becomes what I envision it can. As it develops, feel free to offer up suggestions on what you would like to see.